Monday, December 01, 2008

Her name is Frances

A couple of button down shirts. Some paper towels. Toilet paper. A book of stamps. Simple things. But that's all I know. These are what she wants for Christmas.

I found a giving tree at walmart today, for seniors. I went through all of them, and thought, "which one shall i pick?" when i saw Frances, I knew. What kind of life is she living that her wish is for paper towels and toilet paper? I almost broke down right there in Walmart, and every time i looked at the tag i'd taken from the tree, i'd tear up again. in fact, i need a tissue right now.

I'm so grateful for the fact that my mother isn't in that position. But Frances is someone's mother, aunt, or sister. So, I bought what she asked for. I hope it makes her Christmas a little brighter.

6 comments:

Eric said...

wow, just wow

Ina said...

Wishing Frances happy holidays!

Sandy said...

wow is right. makes note to check out tree at walmart

Jadielady said...

Oh goodness :( I hope her Christmas is made a little bit brighter by your contributions.

Kit said...

Much love to Frances.

Michelle said...

I second the wow. May Frances have much joy this Holiday season and the coming new year. Ditto for Minnie. (wink)