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I am a crazy woman, funny and carefree but type A and anal all at the same time. I have two daughters and a Father who's a King...what more do I need?! My goal on this planet is to help His bride: literally (I plan weddings for a living!) and spiritually (I occasionally offer words of wisdom to loved ones...) Bless us all on this journey!

Jesus and His Girl

Jesus and His Girl

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Africa




American Idol last night (in spite of the creepy Elvis moment) was incredibly moving. Two hours of helping kids who suffer from extreme poverty and the results of it. I cried the whole time, seriously. Sitting there in my 700 square foot house feeling like it was a palace after watching one story about 14 kids in a one room house; my house with a furnace and my kids with their own room and blankets and a bathroom and 18 choices of what to have for breakfast in the morning. And when it was almost over the contestants were singing a finale and Hannah wanted picked up, so I picked her up and kinda boogied as the show ended, and as she snuggled into me I said "We're so blessed, aren't we baby?" And my sweet spirited 6-year-old says, "Yeah, but it doesn't seem fair to the Africans."




That child won't be mine for long. She's destined to save the world, whether she quits high school at 16 and joins the peace corps to save people or whether she goes to Harvard med school and makes a million dollars to then go save people. She has SUCH empathy and sensitivity for her age...unbelievably so. I've known since she was a baby she would leave me...even though she's been a mommy's girl while she's been little...but I know she has a destiny that 's not in Valpo. Bittersweet to say the least!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

3 comments:

Gina Morales said...

How moving! That was such a touching post. Well, mama, you are supposed to raise them in His ways, and then, sad to say, we are done (I like to think I'll never be done). We have to let them fly to what God wants. It's good that you've accepted that already, and I mourn with you that we can't keep them with us forever.

Tammy said...

They do grow up and move on...but seriously we are NEVER done...just like God, our Father, is never done with us. We continue to grow, they continue to grow and then someday they take care of us like we took care of them!

Elizabeth F. said...

Oh, Hannah is so stinkin' cute! Kids can often put the largest problems in such simple terms. I wish it was that easy. I can't wait till this week to see how much $$ Idol raised. Like I said on my blog, even the poorest Americans do not know what true poverty is like in Africa. I do feel like truly needy people in America need help, but somehow it just seems like a universal social injustice to see African people suffering like that and the rest of the world to not help. There was a bit of controversy over whether Idol was benefitting through their deal last week, but the bottom line is that something given to aFrica is better than nothing!! I think people can still go on-line and donate. Just go to the Americanidol.com site!!

But, back to Hannah...I know what you mean. Zoe is full of empathy as well. She has a heart to help people and I cherish that about her. It will be so awesome to see where our little people end up and of course, we mamas have bragging rights to share with each other! LOL!