I love linking up to a wonderful celebratory community, inspired by Ruth Ayres, every Saturday!
I'm writing this on Friday as the tragedy unfolds in Paris. It seems wrong to be celebrating the week's good things while so many people are suffering there. However, I saw this posted on Facebook and thought it was perfect, so I shared it, also. I'll share it here as well.
I'm going to celebrate the caring people in the world.
The third annual #ReadWalkWater event was held last Friday at our school. Our 6th graders were inspired to help with the world water crisis after reading A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park by raising money for Water for South Sudan, Inc. We have raised over $5,000 so far this year to add to our $20,000+ that we've raised for the last two years to build wells in South Sudan. I love that these students are changing the world. We thank Jordan Griebner, too, for donating her time again this year to teach our students about the world water crisis and her work with the Wells Project and Living Water, Int'l. She's an amazing young woman.
We celebrated our 28th Friends' Thanksgiving last weekend. These women are fabulous, and I thank God for the years of friendship, caring, and love they've provided in my life.
Not all the college kids came this year, but it sure was special to see these beauties!
As the weekend events continue to unfold, I will #PrayForParis, and while grieving for the lost and changed lives, I'll also look for and celebrate the helpers. We know they are there.