Sunday, October 26, 2008


Today we took the children to the "older folks" home in our neighborhood. We did this last year during the Halloween week and enjoyed visiting with them so much. This year we headed out again, with the Johnson's and Turner's, with kids all decked out in their Halloween costumes.

It was touching to see my older boys hearts aching for these dear individuals who at this time are in need of constant care. Ethan whispered to me after visiting with an older gentleman who was bedridden and legs swollen, "I feel weak Mom. But happy."

The simple October Song that we sang, had some residents tapping their feet or even singing along. As we made our way down each hallway, weakened individuals raised their heads and asked us to please come in and sing. Others who were in the hallway in wheelchairs followed us along our way. We even recognized a few from last year.

I love the scripture from the Book of Mormon, from the righteous King Benjamin, as he spoke to his people, that reads, "And Behold, I tell you these things, that ye may learn wisdom; that ye may learn that when ye are in the service of your fellow beings, ye are only in the service of your God."

What a perfect day.


Kristen said...

That is such a great idea. And how fun for everyone to be in those costumes (you have to get your money's worth on those things). Are you guys going around Christmas? Where did you go?

Suzanne said...

Heather...just had the best time catching up on all your blogs. You are doing a great job with your family. Thanks for keeping in touch. Love, Suzanne and Wayne

just jen said...

I was in tears reading this...what a wonderful thing to do.