Dora House, a resident of Grace Living Center Bethany, knows well the gift of kindness well. It is at the heart of one of her favorite Christmas memories.
House said it was many years ago when raising her two young daughters that it happened. Her car broke down and she was faced with a difficult decision. She could fix the car or buy gifts for the children. It appeared it would be a bleak holiday for the family. “It was Christmas Eve and we heard a knock at the door,” House said. “It was a group of volunteers carrying food and gifts.”
House said she later learned that her mother had reached out to Love Link with the local Nazarene church and they had stepped up to help brighten the family’s holiday, but it didn’t stop there. A short time later, there was another knock at the door.
“I had reached out to a local agency for help, but never heard back. It was them at the door with more food and Christmas gifts for the children. We had enough food to last a month,” House said, smiling as she remembered that special Christmas and the generosity of others.