I was at the post office this afternoon with my two Red Scarf Project scarves.
While asking the clerk to help me figure out the best way to send them, they were sitting out on the counter. She admired them extravagantly, so I told her about the Red Scarf Project. She then told me about how she ended up in foster care as a teenager, and that indeed she had been out in the cold when she turned 18. I was almost a little teary at this reminder of the very real folks we are supporting.
Winter is here in Minnesota. If you want to know what it looked like right in front of my house this morning, check out Fifth Lamp Down‘s pictures. I saw the photo shoot out my window while getting ready to brave the cold. I was not as enthusiastic as those two.