The week that Give A Kid A Coat kicked off, we had a patch of what I would call cold weather. There were three days in a row when the highs didn’t get out of the 50’s. Gray’s winter coat from last year was too small, so I had to breakdown and get him one that actually fit.
We were fortunate in that he was able to wear his last winter coat for 2 seasons. So when we hit the stores, I was shocked at the prices -- $50 for a coat that he will probably only wear for a few months?! And I wasn’t shopping at a place known for outlandish prices.
But then I caught myself. You know how in just a moment a thousand thoughts can run through your mind? And after all those thoughts ran through my head, I scolded myself. I scolded myself because I came to the realization – I could afford to buy my child a coat, I was just annoyed because it was more money than I wanted to spend. I’m sure there are lots of folks out there that wish they had my predicament.
Needless to say, we got Gray a coat. He will be warm this winter. We donated his coat from last year, so another little boy will also be warm this winter. And my attitude has been adjusted.
Picture of Gray in his new coat