Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Bitter sweet day

Camera still MIA, so I will continue with out the pictures.
The day before we left we had to take Dontae into Sav La Mar and then we did our grocery shopping for the baby.  When talking to Anita's social worker we found out that she wanted to come and get Anita after school.  Our plan was for her to stay one more night with us, so we were sad to think that she would come home after school and leave without saying a proper goodbye to us and her friends.  So the time came and I was a blubbering mess of course.  The more I cry then that makes Jenni cry, so needless to say it was raining buckets.  Especially when Anita was crying as well.  Took many pictures and waved "Latea"  The rest of the day and night we had sooooooo many visitors, some said that there is so much land up there that the community would find us some and help build us are own place.  Now that was a shocker!!!!  We knew we were loved and we were told we are now family, but never knew that they would do anything to keep us there. or bring us back.  At 6:00pm that evening we had everything we were giving away on the front porch and many from the community came and picked out things they wanted.  It was a great garage sale, just without the exchange of money.  It felt so good to give these people things that they needed.  The furniture that our last land lord gave us, we gave to a family of friends that did not have ANY.  That to was a wonderful feeling.  Remember Michelle?  The lady that received the pink tablecloth from Linda and has to two disabled boys?  Well we gave that family our blankets that Trinitys quilt makers made us.  They loved them.  Gave them the food out of our fridge and freezer plus many more things.  They were in sooo much need.
Many children came and told us how missed we were going to be, a couple of the young boys came right up to us and started reciting the ten commandments.  We were so proud.  One of the boys that did that for us, was always a trouble maker, so it was nice to see him really take our lesson so serious.  They are all going to miss the youth groups and the music and fellowship.  We didn't even get to do the presentation for the childrens parents.  There is a lot we didn't get to do up in McAlpine, but we just ran out of sponsorship so something had to change.  And this is how we have come to Button Bay.  More to come.