ABBY'S LETTER

ABBY'S LETTER

Hi, my name is Abby, I am thirteen years old and live in Sioux Falls. My little brother and I live with my Mom. My mom was recently laid off of work and wasn't able to find another job. I woke up one night to get a glass of water and found my mom crying. I asked her what was wrong and she told me that she didn't know how she was going to get food for me and my little brother. I noticed that my mother had been losing weight, but never realized it was because she was putting us before herself and making sure that we were always fed. The next day when I was in school I could hardly concentrate on my work, because I was thinking about my mother, and little brother and how I could provide food for them. I got on the internet and typed "free food in Sioux Falls" on Google.
The first website I clicked on was yours. The music had a calming, yet compassionate feel that I don't know how to describe. I saw that the giveaways were at the Nordstrom Johnson building at the Fairgrounds on Fridays. I talked with my mom and her, my brother, and I went to a giveaway. We walked in the door and saw a huge crowd of people. I could tell that my mother was nervous to be there and was hoping that no one that she knew would see her. The lady at the table gave us a number and showed us where the line was. While my mom talked to the lady in front of us, my brother and I watched all the food being unloaded. There was more food than in Walmart! As we started to go through the line my stomach was growling, and I wanted to start eating right there! The people who were giving out the food were really nice and one of them gave me and my brother an extra apple! My mom picked out some vegetables, and some bread, and then was my favorite section of the line. It was the candy and donut section! The lady asked my Mom if we wanted a cake, and she gave us a cake with a rose on it that said Happy Birthday.
How did she know that it was my mom's birthday and her name was Rose?!
Once we got out to the car my mom started crying. It wasn't like the time that I saw her in the kitchen, but this time it was almost like they were different kinds of tears. I just wanted to write to you and thank you for giving me, my mom, and brother food when we didn't have any. My mom found a job and we don't have to come to the giveaways anymore, but I will always remember the food that you gave my family.
Love, Abby
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This letter was read by our beautiful Pastor this morning. I requested permission to share it because it touched me deeply.
One person at a time ...
we make a difference when we love.
*See yesterday's "Words" on the ministry of the food giveaway.