Sharon has never forgotten that New Year’s Eve. She was babysitting her grandsons, My’lon and Montrese, when the phone call came that would change their lives. It was her daughter on the line; she and her husband had just been arrested.
Before Sharon knew it, they’d been sent to prison. Sharon and the boys were suddenly alone.
“I cried for a year, I think,” Sharon recalls. “It’s so hard doing all this by myself.”
But being separated from their parents was even tougher on My’lon and Montrese.
After every visit to the prison, they’d be inconsolable. And Christmas? It became almost impossible.
But this Christmas was different. Sharon took the boys down to the local church where there were gifts waiting for them—gifts from their dad!
“This means so much,” Sharon said, as the boys received their Angel Tree gifts. “I don’t have much to give the kids. I paid only half the light bill this month so I could get the kids a little something.”
Now My’lon and Montrese know their parents love them even though they are away. And best of all, they know their Heavenly Father loves them, too!
“I try to give the kids a little joy. I try to share some of Jesus,” says Sharon. And that, more than anything, might be what makes Angel Tree so special to her.
Thanks to generous Angel Tree volunteers and supporters, My’lon and Montrese know that they’re loved, and that they have a friend in Jesus, who will never leave them.
HOW YOU CAN PRAY
Please pray for Sharon as she cares for her grandchildren while dealing with physical disabilities, and that God will comfort My’lon and Montrese, who miss their mother and father so much that they still cry themselves to sleep many nights.