December brings so much excitement for our little folks but often involves stress for the adults in their lives. At Giraffe Laugh, we are fortunate to have so many incredible donors who “adopt” families for Christmas who cannot traditionally provide for their children during the holidays. Sometimes it’s a meal they need and sometimes it’s gifts to put under the tree or “Life Baskets” full of the things that in life we all need. Whatever it is, the generosity of those who give, make Christmas morning magical for adults and children alike. The spirit of Christmas is alive and well in our community, and that is something to celebrate.
We look forward to a more peaceful and less eventful 2021. I hope we can gather sometime in the New Year and have parents back into our centers. It’s the little things we all miss the most, and being together, even for brief moments, makes an impact on people’s day. The number of times someone has said, “This just feels normal” whatever the activity, is astonishing. We all take normal for granted, and I hope that we will treasure each moment that feels right and fondly recall how incredibly flexible we had to be in 2020.
Take good care, and thank you for riding through the challenges with us to ensure that children and families in our community had their needs met and that Giraffe Laugh is still here to serve. Without all of you, this wouldn’t be possible. I hope your holidays are blessed and peaceful and filled with all the joy your heart can hold. Thank you for fulfilling big dreams right here in our valley on Christmas morning and beyond.