The Beauty of Hand-me-downs
So the woman Erik met the other day who’s on assisted living came by today to get the other things she had wanted to get. She’s a single mom and to top it off it turns out her little boy is on a transplant list. We decided we want to give her as much as we can since we are getting rid of a lot anyway.
Tonight we brought by the air conditioner that used to be my parent’s. It’s very old but it still works wonderfully. She was so grateful she almost started to cry and even hugged me. She kept saying you don’t know what this means to me and I was really glad we could do this for her. Erik brought in the air conditioner and set it up for her.
Later this week or over the weekend we’re going to bring her our dining room table, chairs and anything else we can get over there. She kept offering to give us money but how in the world could we have taken any money?
Anyway, it was a big reminder of how lucky we are and how much we take for granted. It was also a reminder of how far we’ve come over the years. We weren’t even close to as bad off as she was 3 years ago but we didn’t have much. We took any hand-me-downs we were offered and were so thankful.
I guess getting hand-me-downs isn’t so bad, it means you can hand it down to someone else who needs it when you don’t need it anymore.