So you know I am a uber christian….at least that is what I thought until God set me straight. So, my mom had a stroke and now she is bothered by little things. My mom sends money to everyone, non profit that is. Dogs for the blind, wounded veterans etc. These cards were driving her crazy so I went through them, separated them into type of cards and took them home. It gave her a lot of relief and it gave me a ton of random cards. It is like this: I had a grand idea I would set up a stand at my party and have all my socialist friends sign cards to strangers that I would then send out….well no one made a card, and I mean no one. No problem I will take the cards to Beaumont for Christmas have the kids sign them..I forgot the cards. Finally I remembered to take the cards to friends that would sign them. Librarians. Only problem is I only ended up with 19 cards, I needed 38. Grand idea part 2: I bought two boxes of cards and took them with me to a teen detention center here in Austin I work with. I asked the kids who were locked up to sign these cards. I also had contacted a local homeless shelter that specializes in helping single moms (I work with this group through my day job). I had asked the director if I could give the ladies these cards. Which explains the need for 38 cards. Here are a few of the sentiments my kids shared-I do not correct spelling or grammer:
Hope you have a good holiday, you will be in my prayers stay strong
For all the stuff you have been through I just want to say I am sorry, and althought I dont know what you are feeling I just wanna say keep your head up and your chest our it dont rain forever
Merry Christmas. Hello my name is Carlos and I knoe I mess up in life ut I think and say whats wrong with me Ill be praying for yall Im only 13 years old and Im in placement. But hopefully yall would get everything you want. For the holidays. I knoe I caint give yall much but a happy merry christmas and new year happy merry christmas carlos
Dear Sir or Madam
I hope yall have a good holiday and I know you are struggling but im here strugling the hard way locked up away from myt family and doing my little 4 months, but I hope yall have a good holiday and keep your head up and try everything you can to succeed in your life and have a good holiday and try to have a good life. So if your on the strugglenow, god will help you in the long run. Have a happy christmas and have a good life Merry Christmas.
Happy new years 2013 merry christmas I am being sincere about all of this hope yall have a merry christmas and yall can be happy for the new years I wish that you all can get something good to eat.
We wish you a merry christmas keeping you in our prayers keep your head up by: Anthony
I would just like to say merry christmas and happy new year. Im hoping tht you stay strong through these thoughtful seasons sincerely Richard
Keep your head up hard times is a pain get that right man good luck willie
(Steven drew a christmas tree decorated with snow falling) Merry Christmas I wish you a merry christmas and a happy new year I want you to do good by Stephen
I wish you a merry christmas and a happy new year I yall get yall things together I’ll prey for yall everyday Joseph
Happy Christmas and that this day you doing it good my name is geraldo I wish you the best christmas I hope you ding it good merry christmas and happy new year
Hi my name is Rico I hope yall doing good and yall stop doin bad things I am lock up right now you noe I hope you have a great christmas merry christmas to you and to all have a great one this year
Its never too late to change your life hope you have a wonderful christmas happy holidays Timothy
I wish you a merry christmas and hopefully somneday you will get out of that place, and your kid will be successful one day David
So as you run around this holiday,with crazy traffic, loud relatives, gifts to wrap and baked goods to cook, take a breath and remember my kids and the love they shared from behind bars.