Well this is what I got.
I love just adding them to a plain outfit and instantly having some pizazz.
The last one I ordered was for Cora's Playground. I wore it to Bogie's 1st Birthday in honor of Cora, she would have been one a week or so ahead of Bogie. It broke my heart that some other Momma wasn't planning a first birthday party. But I hoped and prayed all day that for the Mac's and their hearts. Wearingthe flower always reminds me to pray for them.
I love the flowers, but most of all I love that they stand for something.
They are in honor of something.
Last week I emailed Julie from Joy's Hope to order a new flower. I knew she was selling them and giving the proceeds to raise money for water in Africa.
Africa, a land with people in need, so many people. A land that God has put on my heart.
So I emailed Julie and told her I wanted to order one. She said sure and mentioned that they would also be visiting Santa the same night. While we were visiting Santa, she pulled it out of her pocket, handed it to me and as I struggled to get the cash out of my back pocket she said,
"Don't worry about it. Give the money to The Well."
All. of. it. Not just the proceeds.
Sometimes people or businesses associate themselves with a cause just to rally up business. This is not one of those times. Julie is passionate about truly helping people, helping children get fresh water.
Water that you and I take for granted.
Water that you and I waste.
Water that I get upset about because it doesn't get hot fast enough.
Water, a life essential.
I was stunned. I was blessed.
Check out what Julie and some of her friends are doing to raise the funds to build one well.