Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Last weekend, one of the daughters of two of my friends had a birthday party. My friends are Dan and Wendy Boul. Dan is the co-owner and founder of http://www.65amps.com/ but this is not abount amps.
This is really about how two people can raise children in today's world that are such amazing kids in so many ways. Rather than elaborate on the qualities of Dan, Wendy, their children, their dogs and their home which has made so many feel so welcome I will just take a moment to mention the birthday party.
Dan and Wendy's daughter is in elementary school but has more empathy and is more observant than many adults.
Her daughter requested that she did not want conventional gifts for her birthday. She asked for donations for Union Rescue Mission to help the homeless. Today I spent a bit of time telling Dan the best way to accomplish the donation. Going to http://www.urm.org/ and hitting the donate button would step him through the process where he could put his daughter's name in the form so she would receive the thank you letter from Union Rescue Mission herself.
Don't assume that the Boul family are strangers to the homeless situation. I stopped counting how many times they have helped me buy the snacks and items I take down to skid row in the evenings. I'd like to take a moment here to just once again say thank you to the Boul family and to the folks at 65 Amps who have also helped individually and collectively.
Wendy and Dan Boul
Thank you again to Wendy and Dan. You are darn impressive parents. I cannot impress on you how impressed I am with both of you and your entire family.