Wednesday, December 21, 2011


Wow, Christmas is only a few days away!  We are all so busy finishing up at work, getting the last of the gifts, wrapping the presents, and preparing for the celebrations with friends and family.  My heart has been touched this holiday season and reminded that it is soooooo much better to give than receive.  What made me really think about that idea this year???  If you haven't already heard, there is a group of "Layaway Angels" spreading Christmas cheer across the nation.  Who are these angels and exactly what are they doing? 

If you look closely at the picture, you will see that anonymous individuals are visiting Kmarts and Walmarts around the county and paying off customers layaway accounts.  Many of the people who put their Christmas gifts on layaway are unable to pay the account in time for Christmas.  These "angels" have made it possible for those individuals to celebrate a very Merry Christmas. 

What's even cooler is that these "Layaway Angels" have touch the lives of several families right here in South Texas.  Last Friday at the Walmart in Boerne, several "layaway angels" walked into the store and asked how they could help.  They ended up paying off over $1600 on layaway accounts...even better, all of the items paid were toys.  It warms my heart to know that there are many families in the Boerne area now whose kids will enjoy possibly the best Christmas yet! 

So, as we go into Christmas this weekend, take a minute to be thankful for what you have.  If you know someone in need and you are in a position to help~think about doing it, it may just bring you the most joy!

If you are interested in hearing more about the Layaway Angels in Boerne, here is the link to the broadcast from KSAT 12 news.

If you have any good stories of how you have spread Christmas blessings or if you have been blessed...we would love to hear it!

Merry Christmas to all!

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