I feel lucky to be a part of a community that cares so much about those less fortunate around them.
And I am grateful, that like them, I am able to give what I have to those that are in need.
It need not be heaps of money, pricey items or even the most expensive of commodities, TIME.
Helping how you can, in the smallest of ways as what it may seem like to you, is help enough.
I have been following an ongoing facebook thread in a local page I follow, of two women who take in unwanted/unused household items and clothing, to give to those unable to afford it, because they are experiencing some horrible hardship. The most common of unfortunate circumstances has been when someone in the family is sick, and therefore all of their money goes to medical treatments, rather than other things which usually a necessity, become a luxury.
So when the call out went to Summer clothing in girls items aged 3-4, I knew it was time to step up.
I went through baby girl’s wardrobe, looking for specific items to donate. As it is I have kept most of her clothes and parted only with some, for the main reason that there is a possibility that I could one day have another girl, and she could use many of these beautiful items.
Now having said that, I know that if I were to really have another girl, I would probably only use a very minute amount of these ‘recycled’ clothes, and buy the rest, from sheer want of getting pretty new things for her. I think really, I find it hard to let go of these clothes once baby girl grows out of them due to the memories attached, and I use the ‘recycle’ excuse as cover.
But I did what I could anyway, and popped some pretty things in a bag. I stalled at two dresses, and so thought best I call in baby girl for help.
“Baby girl, these two dresses… do you think they’re too small? Mummy was going to give some of your small things to a sick girl.”
Baby girl looked at the dresses, thinking.
Finally she settled, letting me know that yes, I could give away the two smaller ones, yet definitely do not give away the one on the right Mum.
Such a girl.
And that’s it. I was humbled by the presence of sickness and health, of love and sadness, and of introducing an important topic to baby girl… that of giving to those less fortunate, and the stark nature of Life as we know it.