Maybe you know my wife; maybe you don’t. Either way—she wants to do something pretty amazing. Here’s how she puts it:
Sabera was just entering school when we started sponsoring her. We originally did it as a way to teach our daughter about being generous and about other cultures. It has turned in to much more than that. We’ve been writing back and forth, learning about her, her family, friends and school, for well over a decade. It was a letter she wrote last year that caused me to take pause. She did something she’s never done before – she asked for something. She asked if we could meet her.
For the first time, another sponsor had visited her school and it must of touched her. As I read her request it made my heart smile, and a little sad all at the same time. She lives in East India – 1000’s of miles away. Trying to get 2 of to see her would be a feat, so I dismissed it. There is no way 2 of us can go to India! The thing is, the feeling hasn’t left me alone, and I’ve learned to listen to whispers of that sort. She is graduating soon and will be leaving the program, so it is now or never.
I’ve taught my kids, “it doesn’t hurt to ask”, so now I am doing the asking. Instead of birthday presents celebarting me and my life, I am asking you to be a part of the movement to help us meet Sabera; to celebrate her life.
I have a feeling the pictures of her smile will be a picture of pure joy.
Please take a moment and go here and see what she wants to do.
For now, I’d love to ask everyone to do two things:
- Consider being a part of this with us http://www.gofundme.com/a2jz0k
- Forward/Re-tweet to others who might want to participate.