Wednesday, September 12, 2007

long distance 'family member'...

something you may not know about me and my family is...
we have a LONG DISTANCE 'FAMILY MEMBER' that lives in
Uganda, Africa!!!
today is a great day to introduce you to EDITA because i just ( literally, just opened ) received her annual progress report! We have been sponsoring her through World Vision since April 2003 and I LOVE having a sponsor child in our family from across the world!
she is 12 years old now ( she was 8 when we started ) and just soooo beautiful!
courtney and tyler make her pictures and letters to include in with mine when i write to her, it's just so exciting to be a part of world vision and know that our family is trying to make a difference...at least in one little girls life! she goes to school and sunday school and her health is now in good condition. i love getting letters from her, seeing how her penmanship is developing, touching the sandy-dirty back of her writing papers and trying to imagine her sitting ( probably on a little mat on the ground ) and writing and drawing her gift to send my family...
:O)
having her as a sponsor child has made me appreciate my own children in a much different aspect. i am grateful daily for their health, their abundant blessings of food, clothing, the ability to go to school, and all that lies ahead of them in their dreams...edita certainly keeps a thankful perspective in our family!! she recently wrote me that she wants to be a PILOT when she grows up so she can go anywhere she want to!!!
with Thanksgiving holiday approaching, i thought i'd start counting my blessings early!!!!




3 comments:

Tara said...

That's AMAZING Kim! How did you get involved with that? Wow, that's awesome.

Kim said...

when tyler was born, i got a 'request' to donate or sponsor in the mail...i hung on to a photo that REALLY made an impact on me
( i still have it ) because it was a baby and it was sooo undernurished. i compared that little baby to my own healthy and happy baby and swore that when i got out of my moms house with my kids ( when i was in transition after leaving ed ) that i wanted to sponsor a child.
what a rewarding involovement it has been (for both myself and edita) and i'm sooooo happy i did it!
:O)
if you are thinking about sponsoring yourself, i can get you an information brochure and what's involved. it is only $35 a month!
let me know...

Tara said...

Yeah, get me the info - I'd like to take a look at it...
Thanks Kimmy, see ya Friday!
T