Friday, December 4, 2009

something a little different...

For Christmas this year, my parents told us that instead of giving them gifts, they wanted us to use that money to do something for someone else. Great idea huh?
Little did I know how hard it would be for me to actually decide what to do! Did I want to help someone I know? A sick child? A cancer patient? A less fortunate student? A less fortunate person in another country? The possibilities are endless. Of course I would love to be able to do something for multiple people, but I'm obviously financially unable to do so.
So...I've been praying about the right thing to do, and reasearching online, hoping that something would "jump out" to me. Finally something did. While doing a little "blog reading" recently I came across a story that nearly brought me to tears. Please click here and read this story before continuing my blog post...
Crying yet? Of course I directed you to a specific post, which just tells "their story." If you continue reading the blog, you'll see that they are in the process of adopting a precious child from Korea and they're in need of prayers AND financial assistance. Once I read even just a little of the story I was moved in a way that I felt like I was a close friend of theirs! Weird sounding I know, but it's true. I knew immediately that this was the family I wanted to help. I'm guessing that I was mostly touched because I've watched 3 of my good friends go through heartbreaking miscarriages in just the past year or so. I don't understand what that's like, but it hurt me to witness what it did to their hearts. I also have a very good friend who was unable to have children of her own, and she and her husband went through the adoption process and now have a beautiful little boy. Seeing that little boy and the love they have for him is just amazing. I think adoption is one of the greatest things in life.
So, while my monetary donation isn't much, I still like know that in some way, I'm helping this little girl get to her new family here in America. If you're looking for a great way to help someone this year (prayerfully or monetarily), I suggest you consider this family.
I grabbed the "Help Lily Get Home" button and put it on my sidebar, so click there if you need the link!
Have a wonderful weekend!


Wade's World said...

I love that blog! What a great idea for spreading Christmas joy. I couldn't think of a more worthy cause!

Dwell in possibility said...

Mike and I did that one year. We donated to the local Humane Society and to a Native American charity.


Anonymous said...

Adrienne is a beautiful girl who is very special (we were in the same pledge class at MSU) and you could not have picked a more deserving family!

Merry Christmas,

Laura McWhirter

Katie said...

Laura this is a wonderful thing you are doing! I just cried and cried reading her post. Everytime I felt my babies moving inside of me... more tears for her. I too am going to donate! Thank you for bringing her story to me.

Anonymous said...

I've followed her blog for a couple of years now...I am SO EXCITED that you picked them!!

I love that idea.