"We currently work in over 31 countries creating havens of safety and healing for at-risk women and children. Our purpose and passion is to give voice to the silenced cries of the oppressed, wrap arms of love around them, and whisper messages of purpose and dignity into their brokenness. Through culturally sensitive, value-added intervention projects and programs, WAR, Int’l offers these women and children an opportunity to live life with dignity. Although specifically known for our fight against human trafficking and rehabilitating work with trafficking victims, WAR, Int’l addresses 14 different risk issues facing women and children today."
So the basement was full of jewelry. I had already gone down before church began and looked around and found some things that I really liked. I love WAR and the majority of my jewelry comes from them. I don't wear a lot of jewelry but when I do it's typically from them.
So anyways on to my best Valentine's Day. After church I went up front to ask someone a question. I look up and here comes Silas sobbing uncontrollably. My heart was broken for him. I didn't know why he was crying but he was beside himself. It took a few minutes for me to get him calmed down so that I could understand him. Turns out that he had gone in after church and picked out some things he wanted to get me. He's 6 so he wasn't thinking about money only thinking about getting his mommy something. When he realized he had to pay he was devastated because he didn't have any money. Not I'll go ask dad or mom, he didn't have any money.
Several weeks before this he emptied his piggy bank to buy a Lego set so he knew he had no money.
So after getting the story and calming him down he and I went down hand in hand and I was able to get what he had picked out for me. They are one of the most treasured things I have. He picked out three little .85 cent key chains, one for each of the kids. He wasn't thinking about himself or even just me. He was thinking of everyone. He wanted everyone to be included in his gift. The key chains were little people and he picked out one to be him, one was Ellie and one was Lilly.
I love his compassionate, loving heart.
Later in the day I was whispering in his ear and told him that I loved him and I loved his gift. He said to me "do you know why I wanted to get them for you?" I said "no." He responds with this "because you are the greatest." I know I am not the greatest and that is okay. I just want my kids to know they are loved. I hope him thinking I'm the greatest means that I have shown him love and he knows he is loved.
Don't we all just want to be loved? It's not about the gift at all. It's all about LOVE!