2nd Annual "Billy's Kids" a Great Success!
Silverado Hospice North Houston, along with another family, adopt four children from the Salvation Army Christmas Tree.
Last year Silverado Hospice North Houston was inspired to adopt four kids through the Salvation Army Angel Tree.
Billy Schindler, a patient, had volunteered ringing bells for the Salvation Army at Christmas for many years. He did it because he loved to make people smile. 2014 was his last Christmas and his last to ring bells.
We, at North Houston were so inspired by him we adopted four children from the Salvation Army Christmas Tree and spread the joy! We decided we would do this every year and call the event "Billy's Kids" in his name.
This year, Billy's family joined in the fun and adopted a child along with us. It was a hard Christmas for them without their always smiling family leader, however, this brought smiles to thier faces--knowing he was most definitely smiling also!
Picture is of Billy's son, Scott Schindler, and Hospice RN, Terri Stewart moving presents to take to the Salvation Army on December 16, 2015
"We will wear ourselves out, asking these questions, and yet we do. We look in the last place we saw them. We return to their favorite haunts, hoping for a sense of their presence..."
"My loved one will be with me in these bittersweet moments of deepening relationship..."
"It isn’t for the moment you are struck that you need courage, but for the long uphill climb back to sanity and faith and security."