Saturday, February 21, 2009

A daughter and grandson anyone would be proud of...



Seth turns eight this weekend! He celebrated his birthday last night by having his first ever birthday sleepover! When school was out, I went up to chow down on some birthday cake and keep Becca company while she monitored the crazy boys that had invaded her house. Instead of presents, Becca and Seth came up with a wonderful alternative. Becca helped Seth adopted a single soldier in Iraq. Instead of gifts, Seth asked all of his friends to bring goodies to be put into a box to ship over to his adopted soldier. After cake, the boys boxed up the goodies and got them ready to mail overseas. Becca said all of the mothers were super supportive and sent tons of things to mail over. When Bec had told me about their plans, I asked her how Seth felt about not having presents to open. She said he was all for it on one condition; they had to make 2 boxes so he could send one to his Uncle Scott too. (Sniff, sniff. There's a lump in my throat and tears are falling.) Now, isn't that about the sweetest thing you've ever heard of?

4 comments:

Sarah Harward said...

What a wonderful idea and what a tender, sweet boy to be so willing to do it, plus more!! I'm going to try to remember this idea for Landon's birthday!

Kathy said...

Becca is so creative.... a great idea. I love it when parents teach their children to think outside themselves. Seth is so lucky to have Becca!!!

lucky number seven said...

i have a lot of friends over in iraq and i'm sure any one of them would've been grateful to such wonderful little boys! i think this is a *great* idea and a completely selfless thing that most 8 year olds wouldn't be so willing to do.

Becca Castello said...

OH MOM!!! You made me cry! You will never know how much this means to me! It always makes me feel like I am doing an "ok" job when you brag on me! I just hope I am as good of a mom that you were/are!
Thank you SOO much for hanging out with me that night!
I LOVE YOU SO, SO, SO MUCH!