I made a New Year's resolution this year to do at least one act of service each week. I plan to have it be a mix between formal volunteering and just helping neighbors or friends where I see a need. I know I'll grow from it, and I hope to find some good opportunities that I can involve my kids in as well.
Today was the first day I actually did some "official" volunteer work. I got to go and help with the Wilkinson quintuplets. When I first got to their house, it was pretty quiet. Only two babies were awake. So Rachelle, their mother, had one and I had the other. But after awhile they began to wake up one by one. It was neat to spend time with them and to compare how different their personalities all were. They were all SO cute, but oh my! Five babies, even between two people, is an awfully big job! I was only there for 3 hours, and all I really had to do was give them a couple of bottles and keep them entertained, but I was pretty pooped by the end. I can't imagine having 5 babies full-time. I used to look at my own kids when they were babies and tell them, "I love you, but I'm sure glad you're not twins!" And I still am.