This day has been one that our kids at the Toddler House will remember for years to come as the day Donna brought them scooters! We used to have upwards of 4 scooters and 3 tricycles buzzing around our large flat yard at any one time. But as the months wore on, and the toys were in use from the moment the kids woke in the morning to the minute they fell asleep at night, the toys wore out one by one. Leaving us with none. We’ve noticed in the last months (since our new kids came from BRESMA and slowly we built up in number) that the older kids, especially those of 4 years and above, are needing a way to burn off more of their energy in the confines of our compound. So when Donna Greenfield wrote three weeks ago and asked me what she could bring that would be especially nice for the toddlers, scooters was on the top of our list. Donna wrote back promptly saying that years ago she had received a razor scooter(the light collapsible kind, perfect for in a suitcase) as a funny gift from her coworkers and had not known what to do with it, since her kids were grown. But for some reason she had hung onto it. Including hanging onto it through TWO moves. Now that is commitment! When she grabbed for her summer clothes to pack for this mission trip to Haiti it had fallen out of the back of her closet, reminding her it was there. When she received my email days later she knew it was God’s purpose for that scooter all along. WOW!!! Isn’t it amazing how God works. I love this story! Donna shared her story with several others and with their generosity she was able to bring three new scooters to Haiti for our kids! We are SO grateful!! The kids had an AMAZING time today zipping around the yard, racing, turning, spinning, and yes, definitely wiping out. Rilinxe fell so many times, and each time he hopped right back up and shook it off, ready to go again. Thanks Donna for an amazing day, and the fun for months to come.
Posted on Tue, April 20, 2010