I just wanted to say, I love my mom. Aunt Piggy is pretty great too.

My mom has put up with me ranting and raving about stepping up to the plate. Sure, we’re Christians. When are we going to start acting like it? Like many of you, she’s heard me spout off statistics about an orphan crisis. She’s heard my concern for the elderly, the poor, the forgotten.

Lots of times I wonder if I talk all the time and never really get out of my box. What am I going to do today for someone else, is something that pops up in my head. Some days turn out better than others. I think the big thing is thinking about someone else.

So here’s the deal. My mom has been listening. She and her friend who we very lovingly refer to as Aunt Piggy, talked and agreed to meet at a local nursing home yesterday. I wish they were closer so I could hug them. They went with a purpose. They wanted to find out if there were specific things that they could do to help just like it says in James…

Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. – James 1:27

They were looking after the widows, the people left alone. When they went they found that the greatest thing they can do is sit and listen or talk. That’s all they want. A little moment of time in our busy lives to see that they are still there. Thank you Mom and Aunt Piggy.

They also saw llamas in the waiting room and found out that llamas can fit in the back of a minivan… only my mother and Aunt Piggy can tell that story. It’s a post for another day… I might need a picture too.