(Sorry for the blurry picture. Cell phone camera.)
Having been frequent in-patients at the hospital, we know that sometimes your day requires a pick-me-up. Tests...X-rays...bloodwork...constant monitoring...etc, it's especially hard when you are a child, and sometimes don't understand why you can't just go home. Sitting in your hospital bed, day after day, isn't much fun.
So today, we put together four sets of jumbo coloring books and crayons, and donated them to the Pediatric Wing of the hospital that we were at last year, with Kimble, when he had his lymph node infection. We told the receptionist that we didn't have anyone specific in mind, and didn't know how many kids they had, but that we would like to offer these gifts to some of the patients in that wing.
She told us that coloring books/crayons are a hot commodity in the hospital, and they are always struggling with keeping up with the demand. She assured us that they would be well received, and thanked us for the wonderful service we were doing.
Each day, we are so thankful that Kimble is healthy and strong. We know that mishaps happen, and we could find ourselves back in the hospital again next week. But as for now, if we are able to help other kids that are undergoing their own health struggles, then we are happy to do it. Even if it's just to bring a book, or a coloring book, or a toy, or a blanket; that small act of service on our part is multiplied with gratefulness by the child who receives it.