The first $25 is on its way to LifeSong for our matching grant opportunity (a big thank you to a certain Iowa friend who truly "gets" adoption :o). Please read the post below if you missed out on that exciting news...and how your donation will be doubled upon receipt.
Meanwhile, miss Chelsea had her school auction today...the one she was SOOOO looking forward to that she'd saved all of her hard earned "cash" at school and would even go to school this Friday for it - despite her mom telling her she could skip it and start Christmas vacation early. That's how important this auction was to her! Well, the auction was today instead, and when she got to the car after school she could hardly contain her excitement as she told me what she "bought."
Not a typical "girl" prize, eh? Well, it's not for her. Apparently she had initially participated in an auction for "the biggest bottle of bubbles you've ever seen - the one with the most giant bubble wand ever made" (her words). As the bidding progressed to the $500's, she finally blurted out "$998!" That was everything she had. Well, nobody wanted to outbid her on those bubbles...and she won. A little while later a boy in her class was telling her how he'd never had big bubbles before and how he was hoping he had enough money to win them...but didn't. He then showed her the camouflage hat and scarf he won. Chels said "Mom, I decided that since I had big bubbles before, I should give them to my friend and take his prize for my new brother since "he" will need a hat and scarf anyway."
This girl saved her "money" since school started in August...and this is what she bought. She truly gets what ransom means...I just know it!
See why I love children? They don't think of the dollar value when making a purchase or an exchange. They think of their needs - or someone else's...and this mama couldn't be more proud of her 3rd grader.