25 Days of Giving: Day 12 – Helping Grandpa
Tonite we were a well-oiled machine! Quite the team!
I had all of last years’ addresses typed up and my Mom printed them on labels. Half of them we ended up sending a Christmas email to instead so that made it even faster. And that’s a good thing when you’re 89 and a half and every little thing requires a big effort.
Day 12 of 25 Days of Giving wasn’t about just helping my Grandpa, although that was a big part. It was also about carving out a big chunk of time to spend with him on what would’ve otherwise been a lonely evening. We talked, I listened, I helped, he felt better about getting things done. Plus I showed him how to FaceTime from his iPad! (A gift from his grandson, my cousin Daniel).
Definitely a hugely successful evening and one of my favorite gives so far. If 25 Days of Giving focused solely on my Grandpa, I’d be totally okay with that. I’m sure he would be too!