has been on our kitchen counter for almost 2 years collecting spare change and generous donations. It has shown up at several of our fundraising events including a swim meet raffle.
(Counting yard sale money)
(Modeling for our tutu fundraiser)
(Baking Dad's birthday cake)
(Writing "For your baby brother" on a blue leaf to hang on our Thanksgiving thankful tree. This is how we told the other four of Carson's referral!)
That jar served its purpose well.
But, that season for our family is finished.
And so today, we handed the jar to Carson.
He wasn't quite sure what to make of it, that is, until Tim showed him how he could beat on it like drum. :)
Our kitchen counter seems a little empty tonight without the jar but our hearts are so full. That jar was a constant reminder to our family that there was something--someone--that was more important than so many things like a dinner out, cable tv, cell phones, even a second car.
Our family's season of Minus 1 Projects caused us to evaluate our true needs. It was amazing what we found we could live without because deep down we knew we didn't want to live without him.