Our family has always been involved in service work especially during the holidays. From the time I was small and throughout the years there were always opportunities to help others.
My mother was a beautician and she would always make sure that all her "little ladies" (as she referred to them) had their hair done up nice for family visits. She would also trim up the men's hair so they would look spiffy as well. She loved to do this for them every year.
She would also bring the grandchildren to the home with her to visit with people.
I have been involved through the years with singing at retirement and nursing homes so that each person could be touched by the spirit of music.
Many years we have gathered clothing, food and toys for needy families and invited those without families to join us for our dinners and activities.
I also remember one year that Natasha, her school mates and Brittney, made and sent Christmas letters to the residents of the Salvation Army Rehab center.
These are just a few of the many ways we have been blessed by helping others throughout the year and especially during the holidays