I'm the proud Papa to 2 girls, my wife and I have been trying to raise them to be caring and compassionate women. They are kids (well one kid and one teen) and have a bunch of growing to do and we don't expect perfection from them, but we are so proud of them when we hear back from teachers, parents and other kids that they are being kind or thoughtful.
So the girls were so excited to present me with my Christmas gift yesterday. They gave me an envelope which I opened to see the cards below.
I know. Most parents are really happy and proud of their kids homemade crafty cards. And I am. I really love their notes to me and I've kept most of their cards through the years. However this years was extra special.
That is one from the big girl. It says:
Dear Papa, This year for Christmas pork chop and I decided to get you something very special. We donated enough money to the charity World Vision for a girl in Cambodia or India to receive a bike. Now the girl and her family will have quicker & for the girl a safer mode of transportation.
Unfortunately many girls get hurt or even taken on their walk to the market or school. Many then stop going to school because of this. But now the girl who received the bike doesn't have to give up her education, and chance at excelling in the world.
Pork chop and I decided this donation would be a perfect gift for you because of your passion of bicycling. Now your passion is able to help and keep a girl, just like us, safe.
♥ Love you & Merry Christmas,
The Pork Chop gave me this one:
Dear Papa,How great is that? They pooled together and did something that will help a girl continue her education and have a safer means to get around.
Papa this year we donated $85 to World Vision. The money will go to a girl. It will give her a bike to go (to) and from work/school. They need bikes because when girls like us go (to) and from school, they get hurt or even kidnapped. We thought you'd like this gift because...
1. You love big girl and I and you wouldn't want that happening to us.
2. You like bikes a lot and it will go to someone who needs it.
3. You are a very caring papa/man.
World Vision is a trustworthy organization with 85% of it's operating expenses going to it's programs, helping children, women and families in need.
In countries like Cambodia and India, many girls are forced to drop out of school because they live too far away or risk dangers such as violence or kidnapping on their walking route. Your gift of a bicycle will provide safe, speedy transportation for these eager young students, enabling them to achieve their dreams of education — and a brighter future.Click this link http://donate.worldvision.org/OA_HTML/xxwv2ibeCCtpItmDspRte.jsp?section=10401&item=1445838 to donate a bicycle yourself.
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