Today was our 4-H Christmas party. I took the younger girls to the skating rink to skate for a while (The older ones don't really care for skating.), and then I picked up the older girls and we met the rest of our group at a shelter for children and teens. Our group had brought gifts to be given to the children staying there. The director and a case worker explained how the shelter works. I think it really opened my girls' eyes to see how tough some children have it! We then got to visit for a short while with the kids staying there. We had to leave before we had done much visiting because Faith had another commitment. I wish we could have stayed longer.
We then brought Faith to meet her ballet teacher and some ballet friends at the theater to see The Nutcracker. While she watched the movie, the younger girls and I did some very unproductive shopping. But we did have fun!
I'm so thankful that we can do fun shopping. And that my girls don't have to spend Christmas in a shelter, even a nice one like the one we visited. We have so much to be thankful for!