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Friday, December 25, 2009

Gift Bags For Marwood

Debbie from Marwood, my grand daughters, nephews Jason and Jacob, and Ken, all with some of the 86 bags.

Again this year, our family put together gift bags for those in Marwood Nursing Facility who have no family. Thanks to my family, and with a special donation from my daughter-in-laws parents, who are also friends, we were able to deliver 86 bags! Everyone this year who had no one, received a special gift bag on Christmas morning! What a blessing it is to continue this 20+ year tradition. Marwood looks forward to our call every year, all of us, this is what Christmas is all about.
My grand daughters Tara and Kiley and myself.
My sister Kathy, holding one of the completed bags
Little stuffed animals ready to go to a new home.
Here is my family, participating were from the top, my nephew Jacob, his mother Robyn, my son Chad, myself, Kiley, Kathy, Mom, my daughter in law Jenny, Tara, Jordan, Jason, and my husband Ken on the floor. My sister Marlene took the picture. We had the best time! And I'd like to add a very large thank-you to Ross and Terri. You helped make a lot of people happy this year!


Diane said...

A beautiful family in more ways than one, Laurie. What a wonderful thing to do and I'm sure you all feel just great.

Merry Christmas to you and to your entire family, may you have a restful and beautiful Christmas day and season. Blessings, Diane

Pearl said...

You guys rock! What a wonderful thing to do. I use to work in nursing homes as a young girl just starting out in the world, and these people got so lonely this time of year. What very special gift you all are. Merry Christmas to you all! Blessings, Pearl

Jayne said...

What a wonderful tradition Laurie. My heart just swelled with emotion as I imagined those who received your lovely gift bags. Bless you.

Marilyn said...

What a lovely family tradition. I am sure you touched each recipients heart and brought great joy to them at Christmas.

Diane said...

Happy day after Christmas, Laurie. Great, great project.

Kim said...

How nice of your family to think of those who are alone. I'm sure it feels as good to you to give as it does to them to receive! What a great tradition.

Pearl said...

Hey Laurie & Wendy! Big Momma is back, check out my blog for link. Pearl

Pearl said...

You said you were up and running again? Where is your Furry Friends Friday??? Huh? Just kidding the holidays makes everybody out of wack, I went up to the house and started moving some small stuff in, we might get our final inspection on Tuesday!! bye for now Pearl

Colleen said...

I love you all for doing this - what a wonderful and gratifying thing to do and to teach those beautiful grands of yours! And, my dear, you look gorgeous!!

Melinda Cornish said...

what a beautiful thing to do! I loved reading about it and I know it means the world to the people who got on e of your bags...I love that your family does this!!!!!!