On Wednesday, I dropped off Abigail at the house after her check up with the optometrist (kid still has 20/20 vision!), and mentioned to Emily that the fundraiser had just gone live. She hadn’t had a chance to see the video I’d made (with the help of my talented colleague, Aveleen) and asked to watch it.
The kids, naturally, wanted in on this, too (mostly because they’ll take advantage of any opportunity to watch a video).
After they finished watching, Abigail ran upstairs suddenly. I assumed she had gone to play or use the bathroom; instead, she came back beaming, and held out her hand to me.
Inside was $2.27.
“What’s this for, honey?” I asked.
“To help you with school.”
Hudson immediately shouted, “I’ll get money too,” as he and Hannah ran upstairs. They returned with an additional 35¢, and big, bright smiles.
I just about lost it (in a good way). It wasn’t because of the money—it was the spirit behind it. They just wanted to do this, and it was so cool to see them act upon their desire to be generous.
Best gift ever.