I had the privilege of watching a tremendous group of young men participate in the real spirit of Christmas.
Kallan has a teammate who moved in from Kansas City this year. He is on the basketball team with him. According to one of our sources, he hasn't had Christmas for 2 years. I believe he's come from the inner city life. These young men have really stepped up to the plate to become his friend and invite him over. When finding out that he hadn't had a Christmas, the boys pulled together and decided to do Christmas for him.
I got to take them shopping and laughed so hard, yet cried. They were so excited to get stuff for him and to make him happy!!
Then I brought them to my house to wrap. Oh boy! Was that ever comical! Mykelle and I couldn't stop laughing. Clearly, learning how to wrap presents has not been high on their list. You have to have A LOT of wrapping paper and tape and wrapping paper. Any random large size of paper should usually work when wrapping. We got such a kick out of it that we had to take pictures of the wrapping party.
Sadly, when we went to drop the gifts off, he wasn't home. That was okay. What it did for the boys to bring them together and the spirit they felt will probably remain with them a lot longer!
It was truly another great gift for me to witness at Christmas.