Monday, December 2, 2013

What I Saw On The Way To Church This Morning ... That Made Me Tear Up

Sometimes living in Chicago is hard ~ the taxes, the traffic, the crime, the crowds ... and other times, it is a delight. This morning was pure delight.

At 8:30 am, Dave and I left our apartment to drive to church. It was early, cold and foggy and we do not usually see much traffic.

At first I saw just one ... a big burly guy on a motorcyle with a huge white teddy bear on the back of his motorcyle. I noticed right away that the tag was still attached. (ie. it was brand new) 



Before we even got to the freeway, we saw several other groups of cyclists all with toys attached to their back seats. 

Seriously ... it was so sweet, I teared up. 

I looked it up when I got home and today in Chicago, 10,000 motorcycles filled with brand new toys for kids  had a parade.

What a beautiful way to start the Christmas season in this sometimes frightening city.  

     

12 comments:

  1. I've seen this on the news in year's past. It truly is heart warming! It's always nice to find there are good things going on all around us.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  2. Is that for Toys for Tots? What a great thing to see!

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  3. And just maybe some of those toy-giving bikers saw you and said...aw...look at that couple on this cold foggy morning winding their way to church...and felt encouraged too....well, maybe!

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  4. Oh, that is so sweet Glenda, what a fun sight it must have been!

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  5. This totally made me smile. Thanks, Glenda!

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  6. Wow, great news! Gotta love those bikers :)

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  7. What a great site to see on a Sunday morning! Goes to show that just because you ride a bike does not mean that you have a big heart ~ I love when bikers band together and do things like this!

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  8. Oh, what a wonderful site that must have been! :)

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  9. Yeah, that would get me, too. Joy in the oddest places.

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  10. Glenda, that is wonderful. I hope you are well

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  11. I always love seeing those gruff, tough motorcycle riders with those snuggly stuff animals...we are all loved and we all show love, some how, some way.

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