Friday, March 27, 2009

In Memory of an Amazing Woman

Haregewoin Teferra, foster mother to hundreds of Ethiopian orphans, has passed away. You won't recognize her name unless you have read the book There is No Me Without You by Melissa Fay Greene. It gives you hope in the difference one person can make in the lives of an entire country and beyond; her story is one that will never be forgotten.This is a great loss to so many children. If you wish to help provide care for the children she left behind, Worldwide Orphans Foundation has set up a special Emergency Fund for Haregewoin's children.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

A prayer from the Franciscans

May God bless you with discomfort at easy answers, half truths and superficial relationships so that you may live deep within your heart.

May God bless you with anger at injustice, oppression and exploitation of people so that you may work for justice, freedom and peace.

May God bless you with tears to shed for those who suffer pain, rejection, hunger and war so that you may reach out your hand to comfort them and to turn their pain into joy.

And may God bless you with enough foolishness to believe that you can make a difference in the world so that you can do what others claim cannot be done to bring justice and kindness to all our children and the poor.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

HIV+ Adoption

Here's a link to a wonderful epidsode of Facing Life Head-On concerning HIV+ adoption. Click on Watch the Full Episode Online in red.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

A trip to the Clay Center

Abel had so much fun with this!!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Thanks Grandma.....

for the wonderful sweater you made for me before I arrived. It is perfect!

A trip to the Aviary

We've had a busy couple of weeks. We took a trip to Grandma's and went to the Aviary.
It was incredible! The kids got to feed the birds meal worms and meatballs on sticks. The birds swooped down and took them right out of their hands. A wonderful culmination to our bird unit.
Meatballs on sticks for the gulls

Simone feeding a bird at the Aviary

AHOPE for Children