November 20 is Universal Children’s Day . It was established to encourage all countries to institute a day, firstly to promote mutual exchange and understanding among children and secondly to initiate action to benefit and promote the welfare of the world’s children. It was also chosen as the day to celebrate childhood.
In honor of Universal Children’s day, I thought of one specific and practical thing you can do to help girl babies and children in India.
If you haven’t ordered Christmas cards for your family yet, here’s an idea:
You can Buy handmade Christmas cards and support the work of the Rhema project, which saves baby girls like the one you see Whitney holding from infanticide. .
Whenever you see me go more than 2 days without blogging, you know things are pretty crazy around here. It’s been a great week, but super busy. Here’s what we’ve been up to:
Maddie-She got a 4.0 GPA on her first report card of middle school. Her teachers had all great things to say, she’s studious, a hard worker, a great kid all around. Maddie has also been working hard on her “Safety Dance” for her tap class. She loves middle school and loves GSM, the student ministry of GCC.
Whitney-We made about 300 little signs attached to silly bands that said, “Don’t Be Silly, Vote For Whitney!” and “Nothing Silly About Voting For Whitney!” We also made a bunch of really cute posters to hang around her school. Election is Monday, so we will find out soon if she gets elected school President. She is also getting perfect grades (who ARE these children?). Her teacher is confident she will be ready for middle school next year. He said he is so thankful for her because she is very kind to the rest of the kids, and a friend to everyone. Whitney is going to be a part of GCC’s Christmas production this year.
Isabelle-Is doing AMAZING in Kindergarten. Her year in pre-K last year was the best investment of time and money we’ve ever pent on our kids. She is older than most of the kids in her class, but her teacher said it’s only helped her be a leader of her class. She’s gotten numerous “Shine” awards because she is such a helpful kid. She is a special friend to one of the special needs kids in her class, and loves to help her and play with her. I got to go help out at her Fall Party and had lots of fun!
Rajendran and Prema are here visiting from India. We are so happy they are here, and will be spending lots of time with them over the next few weeks. They are like family to us, and love spending time with them. Rob made Raj a very special necklace, “just like” the ones we get when we go to India. Raj laughed and laughed.
All in all it’s been a great week. We’ve finished up the Share The Well script for our book, and spent the week polishing up the DVD script. It’s been a great week. I’m so thankful for the life God has given me. Hope you have a great weekend!
There are few moments when my daughter’s love for one another leaves me speechless. Today is one of those days. Click the link below and listen to the song Maddie wrote for her sis. If we could all love one another in this way…what would the world be like?