Sharing about “Our Girls”



If you could make a difference in a child’s life you may not even ever meet, would you?

Would you sacrifice $1 a day and 30 minutes of your time a month?  What if it cost you $1.25 a day and an hour of your time a month?  

A few months ago I was given a truly divine idea while sitting at the Hearts at Home Conference watching a video of Jill Savage visiting her Compassion sponsored child.  I felt led for my blog to sponsor a child – not just me, but all of us.  I wasn’t sure exactly what it would look like, but shortly after I picked an adorable 8 year old girl, aptly named Shine – it came to me.  I shared this idea a few months back and it has been great!

But for those who may not read my newsletter – I wanted to update you that we are now sponsoring three girls all from the same village!  Yep – my idea to have you all use my amazon link to make your purchases has exceeded my expectations.  I told you if we consistently were able to exceed to amount needed to sponsor one child, I would ask for more.  I called last month to ask for two more girls in the same village.  

I nearly fell off my stool when the gentleman on the other end of the phone said he only had TWO girls left in that village to sponsor.  I said, “Well, we’ll take them!”

So, we have three beautiful girls all from the same village:

Shine Eirene Andrap – 8   (middle photo)

Hannah Esther Christy – 10  (left photo)

Gold Jayishiha –  9  (right photo)


I just recently received my first letter from Shine and am anxiously awaiting letters from the other two.  So fun!  One thing that has made corresponding so easy is that I can write my letters to the girls online!!  It is awesome and so easy.



We are making a difference, in the lives of three girls half-way across the world!!  A few cents at a time add up!  If we continue to exceed the monthly amount of $38 per child, I will ask for more children to sponsor! 

What can you do?

If you can please remember to take the extra step to my website, click through on the graphic of the girls (like the one pictured above) on the bottom right hand corner you will then be directed to amazon.  

When you order, using my affiliate link, I get a small referral fee – which does not cost you anymore on your purchase,  amazon pays that to me, which is what I use to pay the sponsor fee each month.  It takes a few minutes of your time to click through, but makes a world of difference to three little girls!

Perhaps your family would like to sponsor a Compassion Child on your own? 

It is very easy to get started and something you can do right online.  Hop over to the Compassion website and you can scroll through waiting children, pick one and get started.  Your tax-deductible contribution of just $38 a month connects your child with a loving, church-based Child Sponsorship Program.  

I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for making this journey of sponsoring these girls an incredible success so far!  I will share with you when I receive letters so we can rejoice together on how God is using this space and all of us together to make a difference.

Mother India Review


I have a heart for adoption and caring for children seemingly left behind.  This wasn’t always the case, I would turn my head the other way when I heard the numbers – they are staggering and it can be very overwhelming to think you can actually make a difference…..

In the U.S. 400,540 children are living without permanent families in the foster care system.  115,000 of these children are eligible for adoption, but nearly 40% of these children will wait over three years in foster care before being adopted.  SOURCE

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Have Some P.R.I.D.E. In Your Life – Elizabeth White, MA, LMHC


The role of mother calls for much sacrifice and care.  When you spend your day kissing boo-boos and slicing peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, it can be easy to forget all about the person you were before you became a mom.

The woman in your rear view mirror deserves a ride in the front seat sometimes.

Remember her?

She loved cuddling up with a good book or catching a movie.  Her laugh could light up a room, and she loved the company of good friends.  If you find yourself getting lost in the shuffle, don’t start 2011 in that same cycle.   Put yourself on your own “to-do” list this year. [Read more…]