Yes, indeed, Jacob is about as cute as they come. Beneath his photo, you can see the rest of the Holder gang. Quite a group, right?
Sharon (Jacob's Mom) has been doing some fundraising to help with travel costs, and since she lives so close, my family has been lending a hand.
Certain things don't fill my heart with joy. Cooking, for example, is not my favorite thing to do. It's not that I don't like it. It's more that I would rather be writing a book, laughing with my kids, taking a walk on a glorious summer evening....
You get the point.
But, let me tell you....cooking with friends is much more fun than cooking alone.
A couple of weeks ago, Sharon and I proved this very point by helping with the prep process at a local bakery. The cookies we were preparing are being sold by the bakery owner. All proceeds go to Jacob's adoption.
This time, we were going to sell cookies at a Christian Motorcycle Rally.
Oh, yes. It's true.
First, the girls and I baked dozens of brownies and cookies.
This took many hours, but Sassy still managed to get in some stretching and Cheeky managed to keep her long hair out of the cookie dough (I can't say the same for her fingers).
Once we finished, we
kidnapped grabbed the boys and headed for New Life Church. The rest, as they say, is history!
We set up and waited.
And, then...we waited some more!
Sassy demonstrated a fishtail on Cheeky's hair.
Sharon and the boys tested their motorcycle riding skills. They were pretty good on the stationary Harley!
It is true....everything is more fun when we do it with friends.
But it is even more true that everything is more beautiful when it is done for people we care about.
I think that it must also be true that the more we care, the more we attract people who care.
It's a good lesson, don't you think?
One I am sure that my children learned while we were doing what we did this Saturday!