Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Helping A Starfish



For years I've been mulling over sponsoring a child. Today was the day I made the decision to finally do it.

The cost is $38 a month to sponsor a child through Compassion. I can justify spending that much (and more) a month on frivolous stuff. I picked out a 4 year old girl living in Ecuador. It was hard to choose between so many. I just hurried and picked the first one that called to me. She has the cutest, silliest, round little face. I think my kids will like her too.

I've been bugging Hubby for a while about adopting another pet and maybe perhaps even another child. He's not on board with any of that and I really can't blame him. We have our hands full. But, my heart has room for more. I think this is what I was supposed to do all along. While I can't be her parent and I will probably never meet her, maybe I can make a small difference in her young life.

2 comments:

Michelle ~ Blogging from the Boonies said...

I stumbled upon this post because I have a Google Alert set to tell me when someone blogs about Compassion. I am so glad to welcome you to the Compassion family! We have 8 starfish in our family and they are SUCH blessings to us!! My blog focuses on ideas for the ever-important letter writing aspect of the ministry. Stop over some time! :D

Heather said...

Jenny, this is what I love best about you. You are a genuinely good person, always willing to help.

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