The story of Mark, a third grader at a rural school in Arkansas, as told to Michelle Stormzand, Creative Communications manager for Convoy of Hope
I needed new shoes but I didn’t want to say anything to my mom. She works hard for us five kids since my dad left us, and I know we don’t have money for new shoes.
I heard that Convoy was going to bring shoes for my whole class and I was happy, because then we would all have the same shoes. Everyone else’s shoes would look just like mine — not like my old ones that were falling apart.
My mom will be glad when she sees my new shoes because she didn’t have to figure out how to buy them. My younger brother and sister got new shoes too.
Most people don’t think about being thankful for shoes, but I am.