I need to talk about something other than our adoption right now. It is all we have been discussing for the past 24+ hours in phone calls and e-mails between fits of uncontrollable crying.
There is something to celebrate from yesterday. My Grandmother got to be ON THE NEWS. Although they spelled her last name wrong, her sparkling and caring personality shines through. This woman, in her upper 80’s, VOLUNTEERS MORE THAN SOME PEOPLE WORK at the local peace center. She always has been service minded as long as my 31 years have known her. You can even see her for yourself – she is interviewed in this piece. I am pasting the article below.
This is yet another reason why our baby needs to come home. He needs to get some good great-Grandma love. She is a huge presence in my life and I want our little guy to experience her beauty.
Kids create human food chain to help community
The students of St. Wenceslaus Catholic School in New Prague made a “human food chain” Wednesday, despite temperatures which hovered around zero.
“It’s really cold,” said a bundled-up student.
“My oldest daughter is in sixth grade and she still says, 3,326 I think that’s what it was, I don’t know she kept repeating it and repeating it so this is just great,” said mother of two Renee Brod, who looked in amazement at a food chain two blocks in length.
The kids set out to donate more than 3,000 cans of food, ten cans per student and each donation passed through the hands of each student in honor of Catholic Schools Week.
The kids stood together, an arms length apart, starting at their school’s doors and ending at the Peace Center, the community’s food shelf.
“I think it’s just about the most beautiful thing that any school has ever done, for the people in this community,” said Peace Center volunteer Agnes Kragochvil.
The food chain is such a success, the school plans to make it an annual event.
However, next time they’ll do it in the fall or spring rather than the middle of winter.
By Jeffrey DeMars, KARE 11 News