Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Day 365

I put my little black dress on for the last time this morning.

It feels like a dream almost. A small-worthwhile-ever-heart-changing dream. I don't believe it. I wish i could properly articulate how i feel right now. What these last 365 days have meant, and who i've become because of these children. There's just over a dozen of them, but that was all it took to change my life. One year & 13 very wonderful children.

I'm realizing how blessed i've been, & how much of a blessing i've had the chance to be for these little ones on the other side of the world. How sometimes deciding to do something hard and out of the ordinary, will become one of the best decisions i've ever made in my entire life. At this very moment, i've come to the conclusion that these past twelve months didn't look anything like i thought they would. They were so much better, so much more. Maybe we didn't finish out by making 10k, but we finished with changed hearts, creating a community that cares, and learning what it really means to give.

You & me together. 

I cannot thank you all enough for caring for these children. For spending a year following what i had to say, even when i had nothing to say at all. For the encouraging notes, e-mails, comments, and prayers that were said and sent. You blew me away. The total on the sidebar will forever just be a number. This was more than the amount of money you gave, more than however many times you clicked the give tab.

This feels like a small family now. You+me+the fatherless.

Good job,
sisters & brothers.
(you made this year count.)

Happy New Year.
Let's celebrate.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Day 364

One more day.
One more dollar.
One more prayer.

This could change their lives.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Day 363

Hello friends!
The project is coming to an end in two short days. (I apologize for the lack of updates the past week. Being on the road has made this entirely too impossible.) But I want you all to know my heart has been so excited for what has been accomplished this year for these beautiful children. And I want to thank you for taking a part no matter how big or small. We may be far from our original goal, but I am so sure that whatever amount we end up with at the end of 2013 is and always will be perfect. I cannot thank you enough for caring for these children.
You gave.
You prayed.
You read the blog & left encouraging comments.

Without you, we would not have come this far.

I would be so honored if you would finish out strong with me.
Maybe you have a few minutes you could use to whisper some prayers to The King 
a few dollars you could give to love these children.
Whatever you give, give with all your heart please. We would be so glad!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Day 358

I am so happy you've made your way over to the blog & i hope your Holidays are going swell!

You can make someone else's holiday go swell too. Just click the image or words below to give a gift to some precious ones in Uganda. Thank you for the donations that have come in the past few weeks. Everyone of them, no matter the size, is appreciated by many.
We only have 7 days to go!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Day 354

Because they need your love. These are some very precious children in Uganda. And like all children, they deserve some LOVE as well. 

Now. If you've been putting it off, now is the time. So pray, donate, comment, and send a little love their way. 
 You can be giving by whispering some prayers to the King for these sweet little ones
spreading the word
making your way to the "GIVE" page and donating!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Day 351

I spent my day wondering the forrest with my older sister and little brother. We found the most unperfect perfect tree in this entire world.
But more importantly, I also spent my day thinking about some pretty amazing children. I've never met them, but i've heard they're the beez kneez. And that's just one reason i'm in this little black dress right now.

You can make your way to the "give" tab if you think the same thing i do. They-are-worth-it.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Day 349

16 more days in this little black dress.

Please don't forget the little ones in Uganda.
Don't forget what you can do for them.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Day 347

 This month will be full of countdowns. And I hope that as we count down to the end of this project the total donations for these beautiful children will only count up. I hope giving, loving, and new & old friends of the LBD Project will take a step of faith and share some love with these children that deserve it. RHO & I would appreciate any donations little to big that you have to give. After all, this season is about giving, even if it's only a dollar.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Day 340-342

This season is all about

Oh please tell me you love to give too.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Day 339

I don't know if you've ever stood in a place looking down at a child that had nothing to give you but a hug.

I have. It was sad, but it was also my favourite thing in the world. Every time i went to the village, and children huddled around me, our joy wasn't touchable. I didn't come with gifts or toys or playthings, i came with me. And they were okay with that. And every Sunday evening i would learn and re-learn this standing in the village streets with the children.
They gave me their hand, I taught them a song. They taught me a game, i taught them one. When they laughed, i would laugh. And when they would sit on the side of the dirt road, i would tell them a story.
And it was in the village i realized that giving was so much more then handing someone a tangible item that would eventually break or get old.

I realized that these children that have much less put together than i'll probably ever have in my entire life, gave me more than i ever needed.
I realized that i love giving & i want to give gifts that can make a child's face fill with joy.
I want give them something that can teach them, show them i love them, & help them grow.

We gave what we had at that moment, and it was always enough.
What's in your heart to give?
(A prayer. A dollar. A gift for RHO that will help these children grow in some way shape or form.)
Now is the time...

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Day 338

 I don't know about you, but my heart skips a beat every time.

Give to these precious ones by clicking the link below.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Day 337

I have been around a lot of love lately. Thankfulness and love and I cannot help but be more grateful every moment that passes by. If you have been a part of that, a part of saying "i love you" by praying or giving or in some other capacity, you should know i am so happy you have chosen to take part in this project.

It's yet to be over though. We have 27 more days until we complete this project. And now, more than ever, these children need your love. So whether it be a small prayer and few dollars or an encouraging comment, every little or BIG gesture is appreciated by RHO and I.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Day 336

Every time I slip my 'little dress' over my head, i get an overwhelming peace in my heart. I'm reminded of the children & wonder what they are all doing at that very moment. And i love this feeling, these thoughts, the "maybe they're running around Jinja barefoot" or "singing to Jesus" right now.

One of my dreams is to go to Africa. For my day to be their day and my night their night. That way, we'll always know what each other are doing, and we can do it together.

I'm looking forward to the day I can love them in person. But for now, won't you love them with me?

I hope you will Pray.
& Give.
& pray some more.
Because today, that is my dream come true.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Day 335

Happy belated last month of the project! I apologize for the silence the past few days as i've been settling back into home after my long adventure away. Thank you all for the patience and continued prayer for the children in Uganda.
We have reached a total of $2200.36
We've started at 0 and I am so grateful for every generous donation given to help these children the past 11 months. I am so happy for the old friends and new friends that have helped make this little project come true, even if we are far from our original goal. 2k is a dream come true for them(& me)!

My prayer is that December would bring new love and hearts of giving to this project and RHO. Let this be our best month of the year, full of prayers for the little ones across the sea & gifts that just might change someones life. (even if it's just from your change purse) These are some pretty precious children in uganda.

Welcome December!