Sunday, May 11, 2014

Motherless on Mother's Day

It's Mother's day.
My mom died in 2001.  When I type in that number I am shocked at how long ago it is in numbers, yet the memories are still so vivid and sad.  Cancer. 
My mom would have absolutely loved what we are doing.  She would have spoiled Aaron totally rotten (my dad already does). She had a heart for orphans and definitely had a heart for children with special needs.  In the last 5 years of her life she helped start a special Olympics program in her community.  Rob and I used to go to the events.  She was a woman on a mission.  I used to love watching her with all the kids.  She knew each one by name and cared deeply about them.  When she died the entire community mourned. 
I wish she was here because she would be absolutely yelling her head off beside me to get these orphans to camp. 
I wish she was here.
I'm having one of those days...
43 people have donated and 43 children now get to go to camp.
Deb, Katy, Nicole, Mindy, Rachel, Heather, Tonya, Marianne, Katrina, Bettina, Kim, Mary, Erika, Cheryl, Crystal, Tobi, Amy, Madeleine, Genna, Heather, Rebecca, Andrea, Jennifer, Kori, Philip, Judith, Kelly, Jennifer, Candice, Joy, Kelley, Candice, Ashley, Cindy, Dee, Anonymous X 8
To each of you - THANK YOU. 
Please help me love on the Motherless on this Mother's Day...
We have 357 more children to go!
I know.  It is a HUGE number.  We have not made a lot of progress.
$60.00 removes a block.
But please.  Even if you don't have $60.00.... every single dollar helps!  It does.  It makes a HUGE difference.  43 people have donated and have raised enough to send 43 children to camp.  Not every one of those 43 gave $60.00.  Some gave more.  Some gave less.  Some only gave 5.00. BUT IT ADDS UP! 
If we each throw into the pot what we have.. big and little offerings...


  1. Did you see? Aubree has a family!!!!

  2. One more child going to camp! Love your heart, Julia!


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