November 23, 2011

::its now how much we do, but how much we love::

one of our great hopes as parents is to teach our children to love and serve others through watching us love and serve others.

one way to bless others is to feed them. so we baked a big batch of banana bread, added a little note and headed out to bless those around us.

eisley was the spokesperson. she carried each loaf of banana bread and presented it to each neighbor saying something along the lines of, "thank you for being a good neighbor!" durgin followed behind and would chime in somewhere around "neighbor."  doesn't he look super enthused? he really was into by the end, showing off his trucks and chatting away.

our children were able to chat and interact with our neighbors and see the smiles that this small act of kindness brought to their faces. i'm hopeful that this will encourage many more acts of service and love initiated by the little ones.

"love begins at home, and it is not how much we do....
but how much love we put in that action"
- mother teresa


  1. love this post! what a great to be purposeful in loving our neighbors! and i absolutely love that mother teresa quote!

  2. i LOVE this picture of Durgin!!!!!! and the idea of bringing back the "old" times when neighbors really were neighbors and not strangers!


words are like honey, sweet to my soul, so feel free to share yours.