by Chrissy Watson
In my house, in my closet, in a box marked, “Keepsakes” is a blue baby blanket I’ve had since the day I was born. While pregnant with me my mom made this blanket. She hoped and prayed I would be a girl and thought if she made a pink baby blanket, with her luck I would come out a boy.
I slept with my blue blanket every night, it kept me warm, and comforted me. I remember going to church camp for the first time and taking it with me. Yes, if you’re wondering, I was in 7th grade.
Even now when I stumble across that blanket I feel loved and so blessed to have it. I think we all have something we slept with when we were kids, something we treasured and couldn’t sleep without. Take a moment to think what that was for you and I’ll bet a smile comes across your face at that memory.
Little things like that in life make us who we are. They’re in our hearts forever.
I want to introduce you girls to an awesome cause that is doing powerful things in hopes that those memories can live on forever, in the heart of every child.
Project Night Night donates over 25,000 Night Night Packages each year. A Night Night Package contains a new blanket, a children’s book, and a stuffed animal. This organization has one goal- to deliver Night Night Packages to every homeless child in the country who needs one.
Check out their website for more information on the organization and ways you can get involved. There are so many ways we can comfort these homeless children! Let’s start by giving them something they will remember and carry in their heart forever.