Holiday Miracles 12-19-14: The Phillips Family

JEFFERSONVILLE, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Christmas can be about many things, but for one Jeffersonville family nominated for a holiday miracle by the city clerk, it is a lesson on giving.

When 41NBC stopped by their home, we thought we were giving them something. It’s what we got in return, that we think shows exactly what Christmas is about.

You take some, but you give as much as you can.

“It really warms me to know that there is somebody out there who really thinks that oh, okay, instead of talking you know, they’re like okay, how about we try to help her out,” said mother of seven, Shekinna Phillips. “I’m always teaching them to give, give, give, give, give, but now they are receiving and hopefully they’re grateful that they are receiving.”

Phillips was genuinely surprised.

“I’m very gracious for whoever nominated me,” said Phillips.

She lives in Jeffersonville with her children who ages range from kindergarten through college. She has another child on the way.

“With the little things that they are given, hopefully they’ll see that okay, God is giving it back,” said Phillips.

Faith is her family’s foundation, and no matter if their windows are gone, or if the finances aren’t quite right, the Phillips family still gives day in and day out.

You never know when a miracle is just around the corner.

“I teach my children that life is not about material things, so if they have it and we are blessed enough to have it and someone else need it, give it,” said Phillips. “‘Cause nine times out of 10 it’ll come back 10 times fold.”

It’s a lesson we learned that day from the Phillips family: as long as you have each other, you already have the miracle you need.

“Things come and things go,” said Phillips.

The toys and clothes are greatly appreciated.

“Why do you think God gave it all to you?” Phillips says to her young daughter. “Because he loves us,” said her daughter.

The Phillips’ plan is to set the new basketball hoop up in the front yard. It will replace the plywood acting as a backboard now.

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