Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Planted the Seed.

Remember this day?

Chris Treter of On The Ground changed everything that day. A big "If" became a "when".  It was a good day.

Chris just got back from Kololo. You have to read what he wrote about his trip HERE.

It is hard to read this and not say, "Eh, it was just a drop in the bucket. What can we do?"

It is hard not to feel discouraged. I've been trying to get a lunch program there. I've been trying to get shoes from TOMS for the kiddos. Drop in the bucket. It will never be enough.

In the middle of my discouragement, I began thinking about all of you. I know how many people did something to get this school up. I know who you are. Could you do me a favor? Could you leave a comment on this post saying, "I did this" or "Here" or "Me!" Or whatever you'd like. Let's just see you all in writing huh? Let's just give you a pat on the back for your contribution.

Chris's post brought me to tears. Hoping that we can come together again and do more. Who is with me? Who helped plant this seed?


  1. Me. And this:

    when faces called flowers float out of the ground

    by e.e. cummings

    when faces called flowers float out of the ground
    and breathing is wishing and wishing is having-
    but keeping is downward and doubting and never
    -it's april(yes,april;my darling)it's spring!
    yes the pretty birds frolic as spry as can fly
    yes the little fish gambol as glad as can be
    (yes the mountains are dancing together)

    when every leaf opens without any sound
    and wishing is having and having is giving-
    but keeping is doting and nothing and nonsense
    -alive;we're alive,dear:it's(kiss me now)spring!
    now the pretty birds hover so she and so he
    now the little fish quiver so you and so i
    (now the mountains are dancing, the mountains)

    when more than was lost has been found has been found
    and having is giving and giving is living-
    but keeping is darkness and winter and cringing
    -it's spring(all our night becomes day)o,it's spring!
    all the pretty birds dive to the heart of the sky
    all the little fish climb through the mind of the sea
    (all the mountains are dancing;are dancing)

  2. Me! Also, it's not just a drop in the bucket. It's a long term solution. Long term solutions don't always have the immediate visible results, but what has been done here is priceless for this community and these kids. It just is. Nicely done, keep your chin up and keep helping us all do more!

  3. I'm with you. Like last time. Name the place and time. And this time I'm bringing my GIRL!!!

  4. Me. And I'd love to do more. I love what Michele said above about creating long-term solutions.

  5. just. I love you. That's all.

  6. Love your heart. And was discouraged toom reading it. So much more to do. It's hard working from the outside in, but trying to make it be the inside out. Keep inspiring me. You've got another hand raised ovah here.