WEDNESDAY 20th NOVEMBER 2019
This is the Santa Shoe Box story…….
“Every year, people with kind hearts collect shoeboxes and fill them with special treats so that they can be shared as gifts.
Each child’s box has been filled by somebody that the child doesn’t know, but who cares about them and who takes great joy in giving this special gift to them.
Enjoy your Santa ShoeBox and please share the message of kindness, caring, giving and sharing with everyone around you!”
Today was extra special as Father Christmas and his fairy came to Makabongwe.
This is when I miss being a little person – the joy, delight and innocence of believing in Father Christmas (even though some of the older children expressed the opinion that Father Christmas was in fact my youngest son, Rob, which I obviously denied fervently with my fingers crossed behind my back)
The anticipation on their faces as they heard Santa’s bell ringing followed by sheer delight as he appeared in the doorway……no matter how many times I see this, it always bring tears of joy to my eyes.
Each child received a beautifully wrapped gift filled to the brim with clothes, sweets, stationery, toiletries, toys and a hand written card wishing them a blessed Christmas. The hard part was putting the box straight into their lockets or school bags only to be opened at home. We’ve learnt that lesson – things go missing, get lost or even broken BEFORE the gift reaches home.
Thank you to Melissa and SANTA SHOEBOX for this incredible morning and all the gift givers whom we will never know or meet!
May the Christ of Christmas enter your heart and home today and remain with you throughout the coming year.
With much love and appreciation
The Children of Makabongwe Methodist Pre-School