The children in The Boy Child’s class are participating in Operation Christmas Child this year. My mum has filled a shoebox for years, always for a boy and always age appropriate to the age of her grandsons. My sister used to buy stuff for a homeless teenage boy when she lived in Scotland.
As well as filling our shoebox with suitable new toys, hat and gloves and a few wrapped sweets, The Boy Child is donating a set of Lego from his vast collection. We’re also adding a tag with The Boy Child’s photo on and a few facts about him.
When I mentioned that he might like to include something that he hadn’t played with for a while, he said, “Momma, there are children in the world who don’t have anything at all.”
These shoeboxes become gifts of unconditional love and what can be more precious than that?