Friday, May 23, 2008

The Ronald McDonald House

Olivia has been chairman of the 4-H Community Service Committee. The group did a donation dive for the Ronald McDonald House in Birmingham. Yesterday we delivered the donations which included a nice visa card! :o)

When we pulled up in front of the house there were a couple of young men sitting outside, it was very obvious they were worried fathers (or some relation). We have never had any encounter with the Ronald McDonald House before this drive, but when I saw the faces of those young men reality hit me. What a blessing to be able to have a room close to the hospital where your sick and sometimes dying baby is, at a very reasonable price. I think it is $10 a night.

Maybe in a season not too distant from now I can see myself pouring some time in there.


Anonymous said...

The Ronald McDonald house is a wonderful place. They are great!
My niece stayed in one in Indianapolis

Marla said...

Hi, you don't know me at all, but I wanted to share with you...I am a SAHM of five, my middle son was born with transposition of the great arteries, a completely random heart condition. (all of my other children were perfectly healthy) We were at Loma Linda Hospital for four weeks, and stayed at a Ronald McDonald House. It is such a blessing. The environment they provide for worried, tired and anxious moms and dads is peaceful, serene, and encouraging; not to mention, making it possible for us to stay down there at $5/day for the whole time with our precious son--who is now a wonderful, healthy kindergartener. :)

Kathy, Jeff's Wife said...

Marla, Thank you for sharing that with me.

Glad you little boy is doing so well!