Day of service (Happy Birthday Martin!)

"Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love." ~ Martin Luther King

Last year my son came home from school very excited about a movie they'd watched at school called "Our Friend Martin." He even convinced his teacher to let him bring it home so our family could watch it together. We no longer have a VCR in our house so I wasn't able to watch it with him. This year my daughter (1st grade) came home to tell me about Martin Luther King who was shot on a balcony. Martin has made an impact on my kiddos! Then I was looking back through my blog and found this post from last year vowing to do something besides fold laundry in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Day.

We decided to collect food for the local food bank. The kids decorated the wagon (we used our new laminator -- hurray!) and we hit our street to collect cans and other non-perishables. Wow, the neighbors were really generous. I drove the food to the food bank today and was very proud of my family. I saw a lot of young mothers with their kids waiting to get food which of course really tugged at my heart.

Happy birthday Martin! We hope we made you just a little proud today. Hopefully my kids and I will make this a yearly tradition.