Wednesday, January 12, 2011

I've got the joy, joy, joy, joy down in my heart...

December 31, 2010 started out to be a really bad day for my dear friends, the Sticht family of Summers, Arkansas.  They were visiting family and friends in Phoenix when they received word their home had been destroyed by a tornado and Grammie was seriously injured when her home was also destroyed.  (Nell Porter, loved by many passed away due to injuries sustained on January 4, 2011.)

Not much to be joyful about is there?

Being joyful is a matter of perspective for you see, my friends could have been there that morning and been destroyed just like their home.  Even though their physical bodies were unharmed, their sweet hearts are hurting; in the midst of their pain, what a joy that wonderful people from their community and from our homeschool community have descended upon them like angels--cleaning up the debris, seeking donations, offering shelter, holding sales and most importantly giving hugs, love and lots of support!

An account has been set up for them at Arvest--donations can be made at any banch to the Sticht Family Arvest Cares Account 16608373.  If you have some art supplies, Legos, Star Wars figures, a gift card to a book store or a boys bicycle you would like to donate, please let me know!  (John and Logan had bikes they had only had a few months that were twisted beyond repair.)

...remember we are always crazy blessed and even though sometimes we have to look for it there should always be joy in our hearts!

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