Monday, September 25, 2006

A serious subject

I have a friend who is probably the closest thing to a saint I've ever known.About six months ago, she and her roommate agreed to be temporary guardians to a pair of teenage sisters in their Capitol Hill congregation whose parents were no longer able to take care of them. What they thought was a good and right thing for them to do has of course, turned into a much, much
bigger responsibility than they could ever have imagined. They have been writing a blog about the whole experience that I can't read without sobbing.They are working to get the two girls into adoptive families and the ever mounting lawyer bills are getting increasingly draining. Their congregation in D.C. has been incredibly generous, and their friends are doing all they can-but the congregation is getting tapped out and their friend group includes alot of folks like them-young and starting out with student loans and little families taking most of their resources. So I have been trying to think of people in my own circle-friends of my parents, more established people I work with, friends with influential families-to try to widen the net of possible contributors. These two women are the most amazing example of selflessness and christlike living and I really want them to be able to care for the girls without the fear of not being able to afford to pay the bills.

So here is my plea to all of you that stop by my blog-can you help? do you know someone who can? Their complete story and a place to send donations can all be found at their blog. It's super easy to just copy and paste that link and send it off to someone who can help. If the 50 or so people who visit my blog everyday made a donation and got at least one other person to do so as well, we could all really help to change just a small corner of the world.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow, that is an AMAZING story! Talk about a labor of love!