Friday, April 26, 2013

Volunteers Make Our World Go Around

OK~ Today I am thinking about all of the volunteers that have positively impacted my family in some shape or form. One of my friends shared earlier on Facebook that it seemed like a volunteer position is more work than a paid position. That statement got me thinking. I began to think back to all of those hours that I camped under the stars with the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. I reminisced back to all those den meetings and Pack Meetings. They were extremely busy days, yet I would not trade them for the world.

There are many people that have volunteered their time in Sunday School Classrooms that my boys attended, as well as the youth group volunteers that shared their heart and soul with them. Without volunteers, our kids would simply not have the opportunities that they have today. I guess that is one reason that I have stepped up to help out where I have been able to. Kids need adults that will listen to them and they also need adults that will keep them going when they need a little "push" to get something completed.

Those Kindergarten days were fun when we made Kindergarten handprints for Moms for Mother's Day. Thinking back to this day makes me smile. I can recall of my son's classmates wanting to wiggle his hands because his Mom said he never sat still! Sounds like the average five year old, don't you think?

You know what makes a volunteer so special? The fact that they have a passion for what they are doing, they do not expect any money, and they enjoy being a part of the lives of others. Our youngest son is currently blessed to have ten volunteer coaches for his high school trapshooting team. These coaches are giving more than 300 hours of their time to inspire our kids! We are truly blessed to have such a great set of role models.

Without volunteers our world would simply not go around. If each of us gave a small amount of time to inspire others with our passions, can you imagine what we could accomplish? I'd love to hear how you volunteer your time and why you enjoy it? Is your family blessed with volunteer coaches, as we are? After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?

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