The weather yesterday was gorgeous for our FAITH Egg Hunt! I’m not sure that I’ve described our FAITH group on the blog before, so let me tell you a little bit about our group…
FAITH stands for Families Aligned In Teaching At Home and it’s a homeschool group that was created for members of our home church. One of our main goals is to serve our church family and community. We wanted to provide our children with opportunities to help others and learn to serve with a joyful heart.
We just started the group last summer and it’s been amazing to see how God has blessed us! We’ve had the chance to host a staff appreciation luncheon, pack meals for Stop Hunger Now, work with Operation Christmas Child, clean the preschool toys on a regular basis, help in the Memory Garden, make Valentine’s cards for our staff and residents at a local nursing home, and work with our local food pantry.
We also have activities just for fun like yesterday’s egg hunt! It’s so sweet to see the kids playing together and the relationships that they’ve built. I love that even though the children’s age ranges are from two years old to 15 years old that they all care for and help each other. I’m also very thankful for the friendships that I have with the other moms! They are some of the sweetest, most caring, faithful women that I know.
One of the older girls took the kids inside and taught us about resurrection eggs while the other moms were outsiding hiding the goodies. I was so proud of Haley for stepping up and reminding our kids about the true meaning of Easter. After about 10 minutes, the “natives were restless” so we let them loose! Ryan and his buddies had fun hunting for eggs and everybody ate lots of candy! Brendan was at a friend’s house helping him work on a laptop and although it’s kind of sad that he’s getting too old to want to participate in some of these activities, I’m glad that he has good, Christian friends and that he got to spend the afternoon doing what he loves!