Christmas gifting at St. Andrew’s Children’s Clinic in Nogales, Arizona. Hundreds of stockings were stuffed with toys and goodies by the clinic office volunteers to be given to the children who travel up from Mexico each month for medical treatment.
I had an orb subject in mind for today’s post, but after traveling two hours to clinic this morning where I’ve been providing Reiki therapy to children who have cerebral palsy, autism disorders, epilepsy, etc. for the past nine years, and seeing all the wonderful toys, the delight of giving was more fun.
Toy sailboats make me wish I was a child. The woodworkers and painters of Green Valley, Arizona start creating these wonders in January for the pure joy of gifting them in December to our clinic children.
Inside each of the boxes is a handmade turned wood top.
The painters obviously have a wonderful time and let their imaginations run wild.
Children loved playing with the foosball toys.
These lovely dolls are two-sided, one face is awake, the other asleep.
My therapy area was taken over by handmade quilts and knitted hats, sweaters, and mittens. There were hundreds of blankets, each one more beautiful than the next. They did leave room under the tent gazebo for my massage table and I actually worked on a few of the children and adults who were happy for a moment of relaxation from all the excitement of gifting.
Notice the duck of a plane and one of the wooden tops beside these delightful pull along toys.
I would have a very hard time choosing just one of many marvels.
Some artists have all the fun.
Clinic days are always special, children in wheelchairs are treated with respect and nurturing care and we all benefit from giving of our best to each other. But, Christmas clinic is a pure delight of artistry and homemade cheer.