Sunday, June 1, 2008

LAP

LAP (Lawrenceville Assistance Project) was amazing. For those of you who may not know: LAP sends different group of youth and adults to (generally) senior adults houses who need help around the house or in there yard. They apply and we accept and tell them which day we're coming. (I'm sure it's much more complex than that, but that's all I really know about. :) )
[Oh my goodness, I'm watching "AllStar Grill Fest" on the Food Network. It is currently featuring Giada and Paula and they are so FUNNY! Anywho...]
We had 4 clients. We did mostly yardwork. I got this blister on my thumb in the most INCONVENIENT place. I was raking and my thumb was hurting. So I looked and 2 layers of skin had peeled off and curled in on itself. I peeled it off, but it hurt really bad! Still does! That was the same day I got dehydrated. That was fun.... I went to sleep on a picnic table with my head down. Apparently I looked like a drunk in a bar. They built a fire behind me; I had NO idea. It was pretty exciting...
There was one lady who had lost her husband. When she saw all of us she was thrilled and overjoyed. She was so sweet. Her utter joy was amazing. We told her her yard would be the best. So, so sweet. Then there was another person who kept adding stuff. We were like: ughhhhhh. haha. We were mor ethan happy to help, but we really would have liked to know about everything in advance.
LAP was an awesome blessing. I think I was blessed more then our clients. I couldn't believe it. I'm not exactly sure how to describe it. Seeing them helped me release some things that I was having trouble letting go. It was a moving experience.
BUT NOW! I have my BED! and I have my HOUSE! and I have a COMPUTER!! This is good news.

3 comments:

skoots1mom said...

awesome blog, kiddo.
and awesome work, kiddo.
your hard work and blisters showed Jesus's love in ways you may never know...but God knows...He was smiling down as you were busy doing your work and loving on your client.
Thank you for representing this generation so wonderfully!!!
:)) two smiles worth...
love you!
SK

Robin Lambright said...

God is so cool. It never fails to amaze me that when we serve with the intent f hepingohters we usually walk away with a double portion of blessings for ourselves. I am glad that you had a powerful experiance. I hope that the glow of the blessings will lessen the pain of a nasty blister. But then there is always a bit of pain in most blessings.

Robin Lambright said...

Wow who spellchecked that one????