When Carrie Underwood went on a mission trip to an orphanage in Haiti a few years ago, she said it was life-changing.
“You come home and think, ’Good gracious, we’re spoiled,'” Underwood told Redbook in its November issue.
Underwood says she was raised watching her parents do simple good works — like giving money to someone standing on the side of the road with a sign — and that made an impression on her. Now she and her husband Mike Fisher are hoping they can make the same impression on their son Isaiah, who turns 2 in February.
“I hope he sees us do what we do and says, ’Wow, that’s a good example,'” she said.
When he’s old enough to understand the concept of charity, Underwood will encourage him get involved.
“Someday we want to help with a cause that he chooses,” she said. “We’ll ask him, ’What’s important to you?’ and give him control and let him be part of it because then he’ll be able to really take ownership and feel proud.”