Somewhere between the airport and the house, I always ask Mom (or Dad) what’s new or changed since I was home last.
This is a lesson I’ve learned the hard way since moving in 2007. I got home to some major–though not bad–changes. I don’t handle change well. This is one last chance to tell me we have a new cat before I find him latched to my face.
Last week when I walked in the back door, I immediately noticed that Maria, our Fridge Girl, had a new companion. I have a new brother in Bolivia that no one had bothered to tell me about.
When I asked Mom about him, she started to cry.
That’s why I blog for Compassion: I get to brag about my teary mother.
She and my sister Christina were at Lifest, one of those large music festivals Shaun Groves would call “less Compassionate” because of the size of the crowd.
They were thinking about how easily we (as a family) spend $38. For Mom, fitting $38/month into the budget isn’t a big deal. For Christina, it is. For Christina, writing a letter isn’t a big deal. For Mom, it is.
Mom’s contributing some thoughts, but Christina’s writing the letters. Christina’s contributing some change, but Mom’s writing the check.
This is why I blog for Compassion: sponsorship can be a mother-daughter project.
At the bottom of my new brother’s packet is a blue ribbon that says, “Priority.” (Online documented as a heart).
Our Roy was one of those children hoping, praying, and anxiously awaiting a sponsor for more than nine months. That’s a long time to wake up every morning wondering if today could be the day. Waiting’s rough.
This is why I blog for Compassion: the opportunity to end the waiting.
Even though Roy was awaiting a sponsor for the last nine months or longer, he has still been receiving food, water, medical care, education, etc. There are way too many beautiful children waiting for sponsorship. They need your love just as much as they need food. Compassion needs your help to rescue these kids in Jesus’ name.
This is why I blog for Compassion: The opportunity to make a difference.
Being a Compassion Blogger is something I have voluntarily chosen to do as one more way to offer what I have. I have voluntarily chosen to dedicate approximately one post a month to a ministry I support with my time, energy, and financial resources. Though it’s not always easy, being a Compassion sponsor is one of the ways I’m choosing to live a better story, a story worth telling.
To learn more and connect with other Compassion Bloggers, check out compassionbloggers.com.
Why do I blog for Compassion?
The Axelson family now has three little reasons.
What about you? How are you offering what you’ve got to be part of something bigger?
What are you looking for?