Kaiser Family – Joyfully Connected

In Our Stories by Kim Eiffert

As soon as the quarantine began, our family started looking for ways to help.  I pulled my sewing machine out of the attic and went to work making reusable masks for people in the community.  So far, I’ve made over 150 masks and donated them to doctors, nurses, grocery workers, delivery drivers, teachers, and pastors.  

Someone recently asked me if I hope our daughter remembers how we responded with extraordinary kindness during this time...and my answer was “yes and no”. Of course I hope she remembers how we extended ourselves to help others but I hope she doesn’t think of it as “extraordinary”. I hope she grows up with the knowledge deep in her heart that this is just what we do.

The need may be different in this season, but I hope she knows that our family’s response (and Grace Avenue’s response) now is no different than what it is when there isn’t a national pandemic. We help, we give, we love, we serve, we show up. We may be socially distanced right now, but we can still joyfully connect!

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