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They grow so fast...

Friday, May 04, 2012

I have a very good friend who has three little girls outgrowing clothes and shoes faster than she can afford to replace them. Meanwhile, the hubby and I are anxiously awaiting our license to foster/adopt and plan on having a child around the same age (4-7), but will probably be a better fit for a little boy.

So...I decided to live vicariously through my friend and help out with her wardrobe crisis at the same time. For the last couple of weeks, I have had a BALL scouring thrift and consignment stores for kids clothes. I found such cute things!

I was folding and packing the clothes to ship today and what do I find in the pocket of one pair of jeans?! $15! My good deed has been financially rewarded so I can immediately commence doing it all over again. I can't wait!


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CODEMAULER 5/5/2012 1:30AM

    Smiles create smiles, kindness creates kindness.

Every child you help is blessed, no matter who they look to for parental support. Every deed helps and adds up!

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BOVEY63 5/4/2012 11:21PM

    That is so sweet of you to help your friend like that. It is also fun to find clothes for girls. I have two boys and always love shopping for nieces or friends' daughters.

Whatever child ends up with you will be one very lucky child!

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LHACKING13 5/4/2012 9:33PM

    You are an answer to her prayers I am sure. As Fluff grew I was worried about all the money we were spending on clothes. My sister found out I had never had clothes given to me that friends didn't need any more and when I went to visit she brought out boxes she had been saving just for me to look through. It was a huge relief on our budget. Even now she'll cram cute clothes in when sending other items and it helps so very much. I can see that despite your lack of kids in the house right now you are being exactly what a good mom is. What an example to those children. I am so excited for you to be able to foster/adopt.

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GOLFGMA 5/4/2012 8:34PM

    I have seen similar situations many times. Once Mom gave some money to her church when she just felt led to do it and the next week found $300 dollars in a jacket pocket that she hadn't worn in years. Good deeds are often rewarded as quick as you do them. Hope you get that adopted child soon! emoticon

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SFREY217 5/4/2012 8:11PM

    Thank you for such an inspirational story.

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