Merry Christmas, friends!!! I hope you had the most wonderful day with your family. Christmas is a great time of year to spend time with and spoil the one's you love. But, it is also about much more than that!
“Christmas is a necessity. There has to be at least one day of the year to remind us that we're here for something else besides ourselves.”
My family spends theirs in a special way, and I wanted to share it with you! There is a mission called The Mission of Yahweh local to where we live. They are a”faith-based shelter located in Houston, Texas that empowers, enriches and restores the lives of homeless women and children and provides outreach services to low income families in our neighborhood.”
A large group of volunteers joins together to make Christmas extra special for these woman and their children. The kids write to Santa what they would want for Christmas, and Santa comes on Christmas day straight to them! Also, the women are given some necessities. There's a snow machine, slide, presents for everyone, music, and food. It's so amazing to see the genuine excitement and happiness on everyone's faces. Naturally, I’m always the “photography elf” so I get to catch all the action. I put some pictures there for you guys to see!
It’s so humbling to watch these women and children so grateful.There is no better way to spend my Christmas morning.
I hope you guys not only have a great time opening presents and being with your family. But, remember the true meaning of Christmas and remember to be grateful for what you have. <3
Belt: "Vintage" aka stole from my Mom's closet
ps. (Shout out to my momma for getting me this outfit for Christmas!!)