Well, we just wrapped up our eighth month of our teaching-to-give project, and I have to say this month was pretty close to a failure We only managed to add one project to our list this month. Granted, it was an awesome project that I’ve wanted to do for ages, but still…
Anyway, this month our one new project was to welcome home soldiers at DFW Airport through the Welcome Home a Hero project. For years, people have gone to DFW to welcome home soldiers coming through the airport for R&R from Iraq and Afghanistan. This has been on my “oh, I should really do that” list for years. Sadly, it took the realization that the program was ending for me to actually get out there and do it. Abby and I had a great time doing this project, and I’m so sad to see it end. (The military has decided to send soldiers through other airports at this time.) Here we are at the airport. (Note, this picture was taken when we first got there. There were a TON of people there by the time the soldiers arrived.)
Although we only added one new project to the list, Abby did choose to repeat one of our earlier projects. I took her to go see The Lorax at the movie theatre, and she insisted we go buy silly bands for her to give out at the theatre. She used her own money (from her giving bank), and loved going up and down the aisles handling out silly bands. I have a feeling silly bands are a staple of the movie-going experience in her mind now!
We have also started the process of a couple of other projects, which you’ll see in April. Here’s to a better month of giving in April!