"Orphans are easier to ignore before you know their names.
They are easier to ignore before you see their faces.
It is easier to pretend they’re not real before you hold them in your arms.
But once you do, everything changes” ~David Platt
I don't do it very often. I don't think I've ever done it. But I'm going to ask you for a favor...
In my search for Livy's graduation present, I stumbled on the small non-profit group Project Being There on an adoption group I'm a member of. Very long story short Tracy and Steve Foster first stepped into an orphanage in Vietnam in 2002 to adopt their first of three children, and everything changed for them too. And they had to do something about it. In 2009 Project Being There was officially born.
|Tracy and a couple of the sweeties from St. An's.|
|Just a few of the orphans who live at St. An's|
|The boys get me Every. Time! Really those missing teeth?! Oh my!|
I want to give these children vitamins. For my own family, I walk into a grocery store once or twice a week and fill my cart with fruits and veggies, chicken, beef, beans... It's easy peasy stuff for me and I even have the gall to complain about doing it! But it's not so easy for the caregivers of St. An's. They have to do without many many things. Things that we'd likely consider necessities. The do without things we take for granted. (I'm going to experience that first hand very soon.)
If you could see how little these children live with, you'd get it. It's why Liv and I are going back. It's why we're never going to be the same again. I'm asking if you'd consider buying them some vitamins. As Tracy explained, Costco has a brand that's a good quality that the kiddos will actually eat. Some things, like gummy vitamins evidently, are the same the world around! With tax, a container with 250 "Gummy Vites" is a bit less than $15 for one container. Please consider purchasing a container for the least of these. Consider skipping your Starbuck's this week or making a home cooked meal rather than going out so that 250 times a child gets a boost of nutrition.
|Sweet nap time. See... some things don't change no matter where you're at! |
I can't believe we're going to be wrapping our luv around THESE very children in just a few weeks!
Would you please consider donating? I'll be going to Costco shortly before our trip and buying up all I can with all the money collected. You're just gonna have to trust me that that is where every single penny will go. I promise. And if you can't trust a crazy lady who you only know via a crazy blog on the internet, then who can you trust? I'll keep you posted on how much we raise, and you know that I'll take pics of your donations going to the kiddos. Please be a part of this! Consider purchasing a container of vitamins for $15 or maybe even more than 1! A girl can dream can't she! I'm going to ask my kiddos if they want to be a part of it and make a contribution. When I told my sweet friend what I was thinking about doing, she quickly said, "Count me in for $100!" I'm glad it was an email conversation because her words instantly made me cry. So thanks to her we have a great $100 start on Operation VietNam Orphan Vitamins!
I'm not a very good asker-for-stuff-especially-if-it's-money gal. I hope that came off okay.