2 friends and co-workers of mine had a house fire on Sunday and lost everything. They have two boys and no home. Everyone at work has been collecting what ever we can for them.
I was at Mom's today getting some clothes she had for the mother of the family and mom asked if they needed a highchair and a pack n play. I texted my friend to find out. While waiting for a response, I found out that Jerzie would be getting off the bus at Gramma's today, so I stayed so I could see her for a few minutes.
Needless to say, Jerzie didn't want me to leave so I was there longer than I had planned. Not a big deal since I don't see her as often as I should. I was getting ready to leave and I asked Jerzie if she would close the door behind me. Of course she wanted to know what was in the bag, so I told her about the fire and what had happened. She said "I wish if I could help" then shut the door.
I was walking to my car and my phone went off. It was a text that said my friends could use the highchair and pack n play, so I went back in to Moms to get them. Jerzie wanted to help me bring the stuff to the car, so I gave her stuff to carry. She said to me "the baby lost all of his toys?" I said yes he did. That was really bothering her. I told her the little boy was the same age as her sister and that he had an older brother.
We went back into the house and Jerzie went running for her toy box and said "I wish if I could give the baby some of these toys." Gramma and I explained to her that a lot of people were helping the family and it was really nice of her to think of the little boy. We also told her "maybe you have something at home that you and sissy don't play with anymore."
I emailed my sister in law when I got home because I wanted her to know what Jerzie did. They are going to see what they can find that the girls don't play with anymore. Just a reminder, Jerzie is 4 years old. Are you helping those in need around you?
Jerzie Shea we are so proud of you!!!