Time IS all we have. Time to experience new things. Time to make a difference in others’ lives. Time to make memories and know that we have truly lived.
As a mother, there are certain things I want for my children. I want them to have compassion for others. I want them to understand the importance of giving back. I want them to know the value of experiences versus things. I think these are things most of us want for our children.
One of the things that our family does every year is host a child from the Fresh Air Fund. This program pairs up disadvantaged NYC kids with families in the “country” for a vacation at a home away from home. These are relatively short visits…1-2 weeks. We’ve hosted the same little girl for the past 6 years; this will be her 7th summer with us. What a blessing this has been in so many ways. It’s truly been a life changing experience. I’m sharing our story on hosting a Fresh Air child with you today at Another Jennifer; I hope you will take a moment to visit me over there. We’d love it if you would share as well! The Fresh Air Fund is always looking for more families to host…all you need is a little room in your home and in your heart!