Yesterday in my Leaving Eden post I hope I made you think about the questions Brandon Heath posed to us on his Leaving Eden Tour and thus I posed to you my friends.
What is your Eden?
My Eden has been the moments after each of my children were born. The calmness, the stillness, (with the exception of the wailing newborn..lol), the first touch, snuggle and kiss. That moment right after they are born, they are placed in my arms, my heart jumps out of my chest with joy and pride. That is my Eden. My children, as much as I sometimes pull my hair out at their daily antics, they are my world. I would not be where I am in life at this moment without them. They hold my heart in their hands.
What is your Apple?
Fear of the unknown. I am a planner. I am a leader. I am a creature of habit. I like stability. I didn't have a whole lot of stability growing up and as an adult you can tell but some of my habits. A little OCD at times, seriously, not making light of that by any means.
What is your Heart?
Besides my children who I am overwhelmingly passionate about. I know GOD is calling me in other directions. I am a giver. (I am a mom so that often times is synonymous with giving of oneself). I have always been passionate about helping others in one form or another. I just have not figured out exactly where he is fully leading me YET so I am exploring my options.
One of those options has recently presented itself with an invite on a humanatarian trip to AFRICA! Ethiopia to be exact with GHNI. The trip is scheduled for February 23rd 2012 thru March 3rd 2012. This has been one of my lifelong dreams so I am in awe that is is finally, crossing fingers and praying daily, that it comes to full fruition.
But here is the thing (I know always a but), I need YOUR help. Any help will do quite honestly. I don't typically ask for help on my blog but rather ask you to help others but in this case I need your HELP to be able to HELP others.
I want to share this journey and dream with each and everyone of you. If I can make it on this trip I will be sharing daily posts from the field as well as pictures of the village that WE are helping in various ways.
Here is where we will be going:
I cannot make this happen without your help.
Please, if you have it on your heart, won’t you donate to help send me to
with GHNI? Every little bit helps! Ethiopia
May God continue to bless you and yours with health, happiness and love.
When donating please make sure to designate the funds for: Feb 2012