Saturday, November 21, 2009

thank you, thank you, thank you!

A month or so ago I posted about the mattress drive my sister was doing to raise money for the kids in Zambia at the deaf school. The kids were previously sleeping on wooden slats instead of a mattress, every night.

I am so stinking excited right now to report that they are NO longer sleeping that way, because of you...and your generous donations. You were able to fight the simple injustices of the world.

I am super excited to share this photo with you all. If this doesn't put a smile on your face, I don't know WHAT will.

Here is my sister's blog written with a heart of gold, and a true passion for the country.

"my day started off with an email from my good friend joyce in zambia. her email said that today, friday november 20th, 38 mattresses were delivered for the musakanya deaf school and i couldn't be more excited! i can rest better tonight knowing that those 38 precious kids will be doing the same. the realization of what was done hasn't fully hit me yet. well, it's starting to hit me now as i type through blurred tears. this is what i want out of my life... to fight injustice with love. sure, it's small in the grand scheme of the world but for those 38 deaf kids this is huge. they now know that someone has heard their silent cry, that they are not forgotten, that they are cared for by strangers halfway across the world.

i wish i could hug each one of you who helped make this possible. you have shown love in such a real, tangible way and for that i am forever grateful. thank you for believing in this vision. we truly have SO much to be thankful for!"


  1. What a great story and picture! Thanks for sharing!

  2. This is ah-mazing! I wish I found you sooner - this is exactly the kind of stuff I like to get involved with!

    That picture was heartwarming. Your sister is an inspiration.

  3. wow that's so wonderful! I love reading your blog everyday:o) ta-da! I gave you a blog award!! check out my page to see it:o) happy saturday!

  4. AMAZING, girlie!! That's freaking outstanding!!!!

  5. I love that picture! I'm so happy those precious kids will have a place to lay their heads. God is good!

  6. So so glad to hear that! Thank you for the photo and the picture!