I had to write about this kid today. Jackson is in 4th grade this year and I was pleasantly surprised when he told me that he had joined Student Council. He has had some good experiences doing it and it has helped him to stretch a lot and think a little bigger. The SC decided that they wanted to serve at the Soup Kitchen here in our town. They arranged to volunteer from 4-7 after school today.
I was a little sad that I couldn't stay and join him, but the other kids needed a driver and John is out of town. I decided to go with the line of thought that this is a great experience for him to have on his own. ;)
When I picked him up it was a little hard to get him to talk much. He said that he had packaged chocolates and cleaned bathrooms with chemicals. I questioned him a little more, and he told me that he was surprised that there were so many people in our town that were hungry and came to eat. Jackson has a tender heart and is quite thoughtful about such things. I am so glad he got to do this today and I feel humbled and grateful that we have never gone hungry. It gave Jackson and I both something to think about.