In our home Mothers Day has typically been a day about me, where I’ve been pampered by my husband and my girls.
I love this day, I love showing my Mom how much I love her too, this year was a bit different for us.
This year we had the chance to participate in something a bit different. Our church held a day which they called “Single Mom’s Home Day” on Saturday.
The idea is that any single Mom who has work to do in her home/yard could sign up and identify the work. Then the church would pair up teams of volunteers and send them over to complete the work.
There were 31 Moms signed up this year and 31 teams of workers headed out to experience a day of giving.
Tasks ranged from building decks, painting houses, landscaping, repairs….on and on.
Hubby and our friends drove around in a truck/trailer removing rubbish and delivering donated furniture where there was a need. I headed over to a few houses to snap some photos of the events.
This is my sister and brother-in-law’s team with the home owner.
The house next door was being painted and undergoing repairs too, here’s the energetic crew assigned to the task. This group also invited their children to help and it was a family event.
There was even a member who was conscious of the kids, he was making balloon animals for them. My girls specifically loved this “Balloon Man”.
Did I mention that it was my nephew’s 14th birthday? Yup folks, this young man gave up his day to work with his parents to help this woman and her children.
I’m so glad he got a Harley for his hard work!
This was an amazing display of God’s love.
We are given God’s grace in this journey and we are called to share it with others.
On this Saturday groups of people put aside their own plans, sharing their talents and love with strangers.
Isn’t that amazing?
My sister and my nephew certainly think so!
There was a payout for the people involved, the fellowship enjoyed by the groups, the sore muscles attesting to the fact that they’d worked hard, the pride in their children for sacrificing themselves and the display of what we can achieve when we pull together for God’s purpose.
I ask you now, are you extending yourself to help others?
Are you recognizing your talents and gifts which could change someones day?
Hopefully we can all be mindful of this possibility and seize the day when it appears.
You will be made rich in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God (2 Corinthians 9:11).
One man gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty (Proverbs 11:24).
Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously (2 Corinthians 9:6).
Kristin H. says
What a wonderful idea! I will have to tell my receptionist about this. She is actively involved in her Nazarene church and would love this as an idea.
I was raised by a single mama, so I truly appreciate the kindness behind this project!
By Word of Mouth Musings says
LOVE this and that the kids are involved – especially the teenagers. What a gift of learning, and what a blessing they were to be receptive to being a part of it all.Congrats on a job well done and belated Happy Mothers Day to you!
I know I'm a day late, but Happy Mother's Day to an awesome mom!!! This was a great post, brought tears to my eys, and makes me want to step up to the plate. You are awesome, thanks for sharing those great pictures too! Your nephew is such a cutie…
What a great idea! God bless you all.
Writerly Wanna Be says
Awesome…we need to step outside the walls of our churches and do things EXACTLY like this…praises to your church and all those who worked on this day. You will be blessed for this…and I thank you for the blessing you gave me in sharing.