Monday, February 18, 2008

Grab yer kleenex

You've heard of Compassion International, right? Well, I've heard of them, too and for years I've thought it would be neat to sponsor a child, I just never actually did it. (Notice a pattern?) Anyway, Shannon, over at Rocks in my Dryer got an amazing opportunity to go to Uganda through Compassion as a blogger. They put together a team of bloggers who support Compassion and asked them to go and blog about their trip to help raise awareness about them. Today, I saw this video of Shannon meeting the child that she and her family have been sponsoring and I cryed my eyes out. Really. I did. The first time I watched it, I teared up and started to cry. The second time I watched it, I literally put my face in my hands and started to wail. Autie came over and started patting me on the back and comforting me.

So, after I saw that, I went on over to Compassion International and I signed up. Elliott and I have been looking for ways to show our kids how big the world is and how blessed they are and this is just one way to do it. In a couple of weeks, we'll be getting a packet of information on each child and that child will be ours. I'm really excited to see what the kids think.

Oh, and thanks Ragamuffin Soul for the video.


High in Demand said...

Must...Watch...Later...I don't think I can handle anything deep today.

erica said...

(insert sobs and whimpers)
---clicking over to check them out....

High in Demand said...

That was so beautiful.

Rachel said...

I just have to tell you how proud John is that he's adopted a child through Compassion!! He told me all about it several times this weekend. I'm excited that he's excited about helping out another child. I love it!!

Cherryberry said...

Gee thanks, Pam
I needed a good cry today.
Really... it is so wonderful the work done through Compassion International. I am excited for your family and the child/children you are sponsoring.
Love you