About a month ago, while we were at MPH bookstore, Ethan noticed the Christmas tree at the bookstore had many many paper hearts hanging on its branches. And he was curious as to what they were.
So I explained to him that it was a charity drive MPH bookstore did every year during Christmas where they would put up names of kids who were in orphanages or who were physically- or mentally-challenged, and the customers in MPH are invited to participate in this charity drive by choosing a child’s card from the Christmas tree and then purchasing a gift from MPH to present to the child. MPH would then wrap the gift up and place it under the tree and present it to the child for Christmas. I told him that it would make the kid(s) very happy indeed to get presents.
Ethan was very intrigued and decided immediately that he wanted to do it. Pete and I choose a present each year for a child, but this year, we decided to give the honor to Ethan.
So he chose a card from the tree, and we helped him decide on an appropriate gift for the child he chose. Then he wrote a message to the child and signed off, “Love, Ethan”.
I thought that was very sweet of him and I am so proud of my big boy with an EXTRA BIG heart.