A Labor of Love: Valentine’s Day treat for local seniors
It’s the final countdown until Valentine’s Day. News 25’s Toni Miles give us a sneak peek at a special delivery that is being prepared for some South Mississippi seniors.
Love is in the air and will soon fill Valentine’s Day balloons donated by Salvage World. The balloons will be delivered on Wednesday, not by Cupid, but by a local woman who does administer messages of love.“The latest project, a lot of people think I just do cards at Christmas, but the Lord has me do cards every day. Every day I send out cards.”
Since her father’s passing in 2015, Minister Darlene Carroll has been on a mission, partnering with others in our community to share love, support, and encouragement to others through cards, thousands of them, during the holidays, to our military men and women, first responders, police and firefighters. These care packages will hit a little closer to home. “We’re going to take them over to the nursing home. We have cards for all the residents. We’re going to have vow renewal ceremony for any couples over there that are married. They’re going to have a big party there for the residents. I’m so excited because those are the people who are often forgotten.”
Her father served as a Navy Seabee and was also a decorated policeman. Minister Carroll calls this a labor of love, hoping to be a reflection both of her earthly father and the one she serves above. “It’s not about me. I don’t want any credit, no glory. It’s all about my father, the Lord. I do it in the name of the Lord and I do it in the memory of my dad. It is the holiday about love.”