by Stephanie Partridge
As a single mom raising three kids on her own, our Christmases were sometimes a little scant. But while we did not have much by way of money or material goods, we had loads of love. We still do. We, the kids and I, have always felt rich, fortunate. My daughter always says, "We don't have much, but we have everything." And it is that philosophy that led us to a very special project a few years ago that became a Christmas tradition for our family.
One year, several years ago, we learned of a family who would not have much for Christmas. Both parents had been laid off and they were struggling just to put food on the table. They had two young children and it bothered my kids that these little ones would not have any Christmas presents.
Now, you have to realize here that I have three of the most tender hearts in the world residing within my children. They became aware of the situation and they began worrying about the family. They worried about how the parents felt because they couldn't give their children a Christmas. They worried about the children because they wouldn't understand why Santa did not visit them.
So they put their heads together and came up with a solution. They wanted to "adopt" the family.READ More on Adopt a Family for Christmas