I will be very honest and say that part of my heart is on the TV in my bedroom that is running constant coverage of Haiti. I have given, and will give again, but part of me wants to pack my bags and get on a plane and rescue a child. I know I can't and money is what is needed along with prayer. I wrote my kids an email this week and this was part of it. I so want my kids to GET IT.
Amanda, Greg, Micah and Dana,
We are so blessed ...I want to know that YOU get it....If you have watched one picture on TV tonight and held your own baby....your heart has to be heavy.
Please do not think twice about making a donation...and I mean all 4 of you. I just did it and I want to know my kids did it. Rarely do I tell you what to do, but we have 4 healthy kids. $10 does not sound like much, but multiplied will maybe save a child....
Donate to the Red Cross or through Compassion International (that's where Parker and I support a little boy each month). I know both of those places are credible....they have made it very easy and it will just charge 10.00 to your cell phone bill one time...Text "HAITI" to 90999 to donate $10 to Red Cross or text "disaster" to 90999 to give $10 to Compassion's disaster relief program.
I love you,
And guess what they GOT IT and they donated. I got replies from all of them early the next morning. I especially loved Micah's!
This is what it said....
Amanda will have to do it for me for since I have a company phone. But I am down with it.
Amanda please donate. Thanks!
My Mom's heart smiled. They still obey me. HA
Lord never let us take our blessings for granted. Please help my kids and grandkids to ALWAYS GET IT and ALWAYS BE GIVERS.
That's high on my list of things I want to pass down to them.
Almost game time....candles burning, fireplace going, pizza on the way, and pajamas on. That's a good Saturday...and if your team should get beat today, then just join my team tomorrow and pull for the man in PURPLE that wears NUMBER 4. The guy that looks like he might be Dad to some of the younger players. You have to admit it would be amazing to see a guy that is 40 lead his team to a Super Bowl win.