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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

What’s a mom to do?


As you can tell by the stunning lack of blog posts, there isn’t much to report.  We have reverted back to a snail’s pace.  These ‘final’ steps will most likely take us to the end of the year.  I’m just praying she’ll be home by Christmas.

So what’s a mom to do?  Sit and obsess about something I have no control over?  Or use that energy for something good?

I’ll take what’s behind door B.

I’ve accepted a job as the Vice President in charge of jewelry sales with Second Mile Haiti.  Oh I make myself laugh.  I’m actually a volunteer bracelet assembler and mail mule.  And I love it!!

The beads used on the bracelets are the most amazing things you’ve ever seen.  They take med boxes and cereal boxes and even juice boxes and make them into mini masterpieces.  I get the honor of assembling some of them into amazing bracelets.  Second Mile has been able to hire two Haitian moms full-time to work on making paper beads.  It’s only going to grow from there.

If you’d like to help moms and babies in Haiti, please consider selling bracelets for them.  The cost is only $10 per bracelet and 100% goes back to the organization.  Yes, 100% of the sales of every bracelet sold goes directly back to Second Mile Haiti.

100%

Invite all of your friends over for coffee.  Set up a table at church.  Shoot up a post on Facebook.  You’ll be amazed at how quickly they sell, and how quickly you’ll be asking for more.

As my dear friend Karyn at Delicate Fortress once told me, “Don’t buy more.  Just buy different.”  When searching for the perfect gift, look no further than Second Mile Haiti’s Beads of Promise.

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Stay tuned for more news.  I’ve committed to doing something really crazy, and I hope you’ll join me.