Thursday, December 9, 2010

My favorite gift

I had a pretty neat childhood. One of the things that made it special was my grandpa, who along with being a farmer by rearing, a life insurance salesman by profession, and a gardener, bottle collector and Lalique glass collector by hobby, was also a beekeeper. My mom and I lived with my grandparents from when I was in the first through tenth grade, and so I grew up with one finger in a jar of honey and a lot of harvests under my belt.

Now my grandpa lives with uncle John and although his beekeeping days are past, I found a gift that I'm actually excited about: the gift of a beehive purchased in his name to go to a family in a developing country through Heifer International! My mom and I had the exact same idea, so that is what we will be gifting Grandpa this year for Christmas.

If you are struggling to think of a gift for someone you know who doesn't have many material needs and would find it meaningful to provide a family in a developing country with livestock, seeds or training, consider Heifer International! They are committed to eliminating world hunger and poverty by providing families with sustainable sources of income, and I can't think of a better vision to support.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Oh my heck Metta, you have the coolest past. The more I learn about your family and your history the more impressed I am.