Friday, February 3, 2012

A Parent's Love ...

 From the time we are born.... Our parents are our world. They are the one's we run to when we are hurt, sad, don't understand something, are afraid or just need a hug.

They make us feel safe! Protected!

Parents take the time to walk with us in this journey of life..


Parents are the foundation for the adults that we will be...

Susan - from My Place to Yours ..

Wrote about the reality of what can happen when children - especially girls are born to parents who do not provide the basic necessities of  nurturing, caring and unconditional love.  Susan has also shared an opportunity for us all to make a difference!!!
(from Susan's post)
But what happens when there were no conscientious, caring parents?  When a young girl is abused ... or prostituted ... by her parents?  When she's taught that her only value is as a sexual object?  How can she possibly understand what true love is?

That is the reality for most of the girls at Hope Unlimited for Children. The concept of dating and marriage, love and family, evoke feelings of confusion and guilt and fear.  But their story doesn't have to end there ...

In Brazil, the Day of Love is in early Summer.  On that day, surrounded by godly women who love them, the girls at Hope Unlimited are taught about true love and purity and what it means to be of value as one of God's highest creations ... and loved by their Creator. As part of their celebration, each girl receives Valentines that show them they are special.  Valentines that come from people who took time to make a few extra Valentines for someone they don't know.  People like you and me.  It's a very small act that has a huge impact on the way young girls think of themselves ... and how they face the future.

If you'd like to join me in making Valentines for the girls of Hope, you can be certain you'll bring happy smiles and growing confidence into a young girl's life.  It can be as simple as making a couple of extras when you write Valentines to your loved ones ... or you can make an "event" out of it and involve your Sunday School class, ladies Bible study group, mission group, civic organization, Girl Scout troop, sports team ... parents of daughters.

Send your Valentines marked "Valentine Project" to
Hope Unlimited for Children
P.O. Box 2707
Los Alamitos, CA 90720

All Valentines received between now and the end of April will be translated and shared at the 2012 Day of Love celebration.  To read more about the Valentine Project, click HERE.


Susan, thank you for sharing "VALENTINE PROJECT"with your blog readers and giving us the opportunity to pass it on to readers of our blogs.  I encourage readers of Falling Off A High Heeled Life to not just pass this on but to get out your pens and send a card, or two, or three or ........ to the project. Let's let these girls know that WE CARE enough to let them know how precious to the world they are!! A handwritten card is priceless!!



15 comments:

  1. What a wonderful idea. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  2. Celia, thank you for sharing this opportunity with your blog readers! What a blessing the Valentines will be to our girls, and hopefully to each person who cares enough to write them.

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  3. Oh WOW, what a beautiful post--and our parents are the foundation of our lives--and such blessings!!!
    XO
    Cindy

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  4. What a super idea! I will definitely send some Valentine love and will share this with as many as I can!!

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  5. HERE HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!! As an educator, I try to help my girls see there INTELLECTUAL value as well as their creativity, whether that is expressed through the arts or sciences. Parents or other caring adults ARE the foundation! HELLO CECELIA DEAREST!!!! Thank you for visiting! Anita

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  6. YES I CAN! Tomorrow after school, Sophia and I will make our Valentines for this great cause and we will talk about the importance of self respect. You are amazing!!!! Just AMAZING!

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  7. Dearest Celia,

    It reminds us how BLESSED we all are for having had loving parents and shelter from the evil world. Hard to imagine that any parent would force their own daughters into prostitution for money but it certainly does happen.
    Thanks for sharing this around Valentine!
    Love to you,

    Mariette

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  8. Such an awesome project. I'll ask Logan if her and her friends would like to participate. So sad to think of these girls without nurturing parents... it breaks my heart. xo

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  9. Beautiful! I will be sure and join in. This is such a wonderful idea - I will share it with my friends, too!

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  10. I was so touched by this. I am so grateful you cared to share with with your readers. Thank you C! xoxo

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  11. Beautiful post and such a wonderful project. A simple reminder for us to be thankful and to others. Well done - thank you for sharing.

    leslie

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  12. That's beautiful ... I'm glad they are raising awareness of this issue, because parents doing that to their children is just terrible but most people try not to think about the bad things that happen in the world. Great V-Day message.

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  13. You are such a loving and giving woman Celia, thinking so much of others...I will most definitely send some Valentines to these girls! Thank you for sharing...and enjoy your peaceful non-football Sunday!
    xo,
    nathalie

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  14. Celia-- great post! I always enjoy reading them. Thanks so much for your comment! Yes, the Coco Rouge in Magnolia is a beautiful color-- I highly recommend, not only for V-Day! :) Have a great weekend!

    Be Classic, Stay Glamorous,
    classicglamblog.blogspot.com

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  15. I randomly jumped over here to visit you from Anita's blog . What an amazing traumatic story you have about yourself. Very humbling and inspiring. I can't imagine having to have experienced something like that.
    I soooo believe in the value of good parenting. I grew up in a wonderful safe loving home with great parents.
    I have had 5 children of my own, who are my everything. Such Joy. Five individuals of equally precious yet different strengths and attributes. People have often asked me "who is your favorite"
    WHAT!!...favorite. Impossible. That would be like picking the most beautiful snowflake during a quiet winter storm. They are all beautiful ....isn't there a saying that there is no 2 snowflakes alike.

    Great program to get involved in.

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