Unanticipated Gifts<< All Articles
Last August my husband, Wayne, and I, along with our daughter, Adele, and two of our granddaughters, made the long journey to Kenya with a team from World Vision. I went, in part, to distribute the sweaters generous knitters from all around the country had sent as part of the Knit for Kids program. We left with fifteen suitcases stuffed with sweaters.… Fifteen suitcases! I felt honored and privileged to be able to deliver these knitted items. The most amazing thing happened, though: I went to give away these sweaters and instead I received one of the greatest gifts of my life. Those who have so little gave to me. They gave me their hearts, their smiles, their love. They sang songs of joy and danced in welcome. We distributed the sweaters but we received so much more.