Tuesday, September 1, 2009
So much to be thankful for...
Tonight starts off our 30 days of beans and rice for dinner. The kids are having fun joking with me asking me over and over what's for dinner tonight then saying "Oh yeah, we don't have to ask that anymore- it's beans and rice!" And then they begin whispering how they are going to conveniently be eating at their friends houses a lot this month. (Sneaky little boogers aren't they?) All joking aside, we are excited to make this commitment as a family, pulling together to try to make a different- even if it's only a small one.
In all actuality though, while we are having fun joking with each other-It really is no laughing matter.
Because for far too for many- it is a reality.
For many people- beans and rice are a luxury. For many mothers in this world- when asked what is for dinner tonight their answer, once again, is 'nothing'. And for many children, who are living on the streets, abandoned and alone, again the answer is nothing.
I don't know what God is going to teach us on this journey... but I do know that tonight when we bow our heads and thank God for the food that was prepared for us- the countless faces of beautiful people around the world who are going without will come to mind. And the families who are doing all they can trying to find yet another way to save to bring an orphan home- will come to mind.
I also wanted to say a special thank you to my blogging buddies who are on this journey with me. For those of you who are willing to make a sacrifice for someone else... for those of you who ARE helping to make a difference- I cannot thank you enough.
It only takes a spark to get a fire going- and I believe that together we can- be the change.
Please stop by and encourage them. Please tell them thanks for being the difference. And if you or anyone else you know is taking the challenge- whether it be beans and rice or not- please let me know so I can be praying for you.