If you’ve been reading our blog, you’ll know one of the first things we did was make a wish list of all the places that we would like to volunteer. On that list was the Ronald McDonald House.
I liked the idea because Carter could relate to the sick children and I could relate to their parents. Thankfully, I’ve not had to have an ill child, but I know the love a parent experiences. So, we chose to prepare a meal for our local house. Here’s the link if you’re interested: http://www.rmhccolumbia.org/
We prepared a meal for 8 to 10 people and brought a box of cereal for the morning. We opted to make vegetable soup, salad and bread. I figured a 7-year-old could make a salad, dump veggies into soup and with supervision could cut the bread with a sharp knife.
If you aren’t familiar with the RMH, it’s a home away from home for families with children who are very sick and in the hospital. While they are there, they can sleep in a warm bed and have meals and snacks. Volunteers donate money or food, some cook meals, and some clean rooms.
It was a very worthwhile experience for my son and I. It was like cooking in our own home, all of the supplies were provided. All we had to do was supply the food and cook it. My son and I had a great time laughing and talking about the people who stay at the house. The workers were friendly and checked in on us, and a lady who was staying at the home thanked us for giving. I have to admit, I was the one thankful for being able to give. My God has blessed me with loving people in my life, a warm home to call mine and a healthy child. And as a recipient of such blessings, I want to pass them on to others so that they may see Him through me.