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!!