Wednesday, May 9, 2012

bringin' blogging back...

Well hello world and all of you out there in blog land. I'm really not sure if anyone has noticed my absence, flattering as it would be if you did notice that I haven't blogged in months...but just to update you, I have taken a brief pilgrimage from blogging. Not on purpose, I really did enjoy having a space to present good causes and share my journey of love because that is what it's all about, right?!

So, here I sit at Panera Bread enjoying a bagel with a warm cup of coffee (if you know me you know this is my favorite combo) and I got inspired to write again.  I have a true inspiration, really I do...and maybe that's what I needed in order to feel like I really had something worth reading...maybe I really do miss blogging (I have you captivated already I know) :)

So, here is the inspiration!  You know how the story goes where Jesus calls his followers to look after the widows and orphans of the world, loving and caring for the least of these. Well, recently I teamed up with  students from the UNC School of Nursing who generously gathered medical supplies for the orphanage I served at this past summer in Africa.  We raised everything from first aid cleaning supplies to feminine products and over the counter medications.  Praise the Lord, it was such an amazing turn out!! I have a picture that I will share soon of all the supplies raised.  This is a cause that I hope can be an ongoing source of supplies for the children of St. Dorcas.  Myself as well as two other volunteers that have kept in touch have already sent two overflowing boxes of uniforms for the children which is an incredible opportunity as the clothes the children were wearing achieved no sort of real use due to the holes and extreme wear and tear they possessed.  I also have a picture of their smiling faces in their new clothes which I will post as well.  The headmistress of the orphanage has kept a very close relationship with myself and the two other women and she is constantly updating us and thanking us for our gratitude.

Does this strike a cord with you, tug at your heart?  Looking for a cause to support?  I am not trying to solicit but yet use a platform that I have established to achieve good.  Please contact me if you would like to donate or are looking for how to get involved.

More to come with this, for now I will stop there because I must leave and hang out with my sister, niece, and nephew (oh yea, that's new news as well!!...I have the sweetest most precious nephew in the world)

With love,