Wednesday, May 27, 2009

If you have just a little to give . . .

If you've read my blog at all, you know that I don't do this kind of thing. But this is one of those causes that truly seems doable-both in the amount being asked ($10) and the project itself-building a house for a poverty-striken family in Vietnam. Can you believe $1750 (the fundraiser goal) could build one or possibly two houses? Amazing.

I don't know Heather-but she's trying very hard to raise this money and isn't even halfway there-so her blogging friends are rallying around her . . .namely Laura and Kelly

From Kelly’s Blog:

For the past month or so, I’ve seen a fellow adoptive mom Heather trying to raise $1750 to build a home for a family in need in Vietnam through the group Giving It Back to Kids. Her deadline is the end of this month and she is still not half-way to her goal, yet.

Unless you have been exposed to families in extreme poverty, unless you have seen how many live in third world countries, it is hard to understand the term “shack.” A “shack” here in our country is not a “shack” in my son’s homeland. A shack there is a 5 foot by 5 foot area built out of scrap that could house a family with several kids.

Imagine what we could do if everyone gave $10 to Heather’s project? Even if ten of you do that, and then post this on your blogs, and then ten of your readers do the same, and on and on, we can get her to her goal.
If you have a blog, won’t you help us get the word out? If you have food on your table, won’t you consider contributing $10 or $20 to a family who you will never meet, but whose world will be forever transformed by your generosity?

It may seem that a few people giving a few dollars can never make a difference, but that is just not true. If you put a bucket under a dripping faucet, it may seem like it would never fill, but leave the bucket for a few days and that bucket will overflow with countless “insignificant” drops.

Go to Heather's Blog and CHIP IN!

Me again: So-if you're able-please consider a donation of $10 (or more!). If you win the double-stroller and don't need it-you could always sell it or donate it or something. OK-I'm coming off my soapbox and heading over to Heather's blog to donate my $10. Wanna join me?

Pics of Princess Josie to come soon . . .

“Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.” – Mother Teresa

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

I ♥ faces-laughter

Josie and her buddy Priya-they had so much fun that day! This is my entry for this week's contest on I ♥ faces-click on the button to see the other entries.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Those little moments . .

This morning I had one of those moments . . .the ones where you are so happy and content you almost cry . . .

Josie woke up this morning with tons of energy and was running around in a T-shirt and nothing else (in other words-the ultimate in comfortable for her) and we were playing with a balloon. And she kept coming over and hugging me before smacking me in the face with the balloon. It was good, really good.

I don't know how else to explain it-all you parents know what I mean.

Friday, May 01, 2009

Two Years Ago Today . . .

You came into my life and changed it forever. You've made me so happy and I hope and wish you are too.

I love you baby girl. Hard to believe how far we've come and how big you've grown since this moment (I've grown in many ways too-some good and some not so good!)