Saturday, November 22, 2014

african aids angels

 both my teens came home starving yesterday...
with 50 other students from the high school's leadership program, 
they participated in a 28 hour famine.

in support of families in southern africa who are affected by hiv/aids,
they collected pledges from generous neighbours,
packed their pajamas and sleeping bags
and spent the night at the high school without food.

also as a group, they spent the evening playing games 
and making decorative angels 
which were then exchanged for donations.

the following morning, 
they went door to door (in the pouring rain)
 asking for can goods donations 
for the mustard seed food bank.

they had a very busy twenty eight hours.
needless to say, they were hungry, tired, and grumpy 
by the time i picked them up.

i wonder if they know how proud of them i am !!
i only told them a gazillion times.



  1. Gosh, I remember doing this in highschool. You should be a proud mama, and I am sure they know it :)

  2. every time I hear someone complain of teens I think of teens such as yours who are do gooders and wonderful citizens to be. I bet they did know how super proud you are!!

  3. you should have seen how tired and hungry they were when they got home !!!


thank you for your kind words... they really do make my day !!!