There were only 13 minutes until the doors closed at Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth, and we had 15 miles to go. “We are never going to make it, ” I said. But, my 5-year-old son, Sebastian pleaded with me to try. So we did, and just as the security guard was locking the two glass front doors, I screamed ” wait please.”
“You made it just in,” he said. “You must have a very important person to see.
“Actually, we don’t know any of the patients here.”
Wait, that probably sounds a little crazy I said. We are here to drop off Easter bunnies for the children. May we please go in?” The officer was hesitant, but allowed us upstairs.
Honestly since it was a children’s hospital , I knew there would be children all around, but it was already 9 p.m. What if the kids are sleep? I almost handed the bags of bunnies to the officer and left. But that wasn’t the way to deliver a gift. Originally, I wasn’t even supposed to deliver bunnies, but one of organizers of the bunny drive asked for my help. She couldn’t have known my mother and cousin died three weeks ago, so visiting a hospital was the last place I wanted to be. But, this wasn’t about me, it was about giving beautiful stuffed bunnies to the sick children. It was about giving them the Easter they deserved. God had already provided the bunnies through generous hands of kindness, so the least I could do was deliver them safely.
We jumped on the elevator and pushed the button for the 2nd floor, no kids were there. But wait, there it was, a bright light of mosaic colorful tiles that adorned a children’s chapel. It was awe-inspiring, and the perfect place to leave the bunnies. Mission accomplished.
We all have reasons not to help, but today, let’s reach down in our hearts and commit to helping someone else. The power of kindness, love and serving others has the power to bring your life so much joy. It’s now time for our next Small Sacrifices Count Challenge, and we can’t do it without your support. Please consider signing up today.