Saturday, September 6, 2008

A Saturday of Service

What an amazing day! I have always wanted to volunteer at a Habitat for Humanity project, so when our church announced it would be doing one I immediately asked Kelly if he would be interested. He said yes and I signed us up. Noni was of course more than happy to come over to watch Hudson for the day while we volunteered! :) So, we left at 7:00 this morning and headed to the house. There were over 80 volunteers that showed up and after a briefing and a prayer we were divided up and put to work. We were lucky enough to be put on the same team as the homeowner, Aretha. It really was one of the best days ever. We got to meet so many wonderful people from other churches in the area, operate some neat power tools, and truly realize the feeling of a hard days work. We decided on the way home that we want to do this every year...that is how great it was. We can't wait to go back in November for the dedication. This was the house about 3 hours after we arrived. (They started working on it 3 weeks ago.)
Kelly (in the middle) hard at work.
This was the house when we left.
Kelly, Aretha (the sweetest homeowner ever!), and I

5 comments:

Northcutt Family said...

That's really cool, Dena! I'm inspired to do something like that!

Aday Family said...

I always wanted to do that! So glad you had a great time. I will have to keep an eye out for the next one at church!

The Wilson Family said...

How awesome!!! What a fun & meaningful day! I would love to do something like that, too!! :)

Helwig Happenings said...

What a neat day! I am glad you all had fun! Sounds like something really fun to do and a great way to give back!

Cassidy said...

That is great that both of you were able to do that. And I am sure Noni enjoyed her Hudson time!