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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Not all who wander are lost....

                                  Good morning....no you did not go to the wrong blog....but you won't find any decor in this post......the photo above is our Meg and my John.....the one below is Meg(third from the left) and some of her friends..the Meg we all know and love,the fun loving,silly beautiful girl.....who has another side to her..a serious side....filled with compassion and hope and a nature so caring its hard to believe she is only 19...its this side of her that is taking her on a journey....back to Haiti....
                                         For the second time in her life she will go without the luxury of many things...good food,showers,clean clothes....her family near her....but next month Meg leaves for Haiti to do whatever she is asked,to help in anyway she can.....in a home for children that have nothing but the love of people who like Meg , would stay forever if they could...
                                     her heart is in Haiti...she talks of little else these days...
                                    I am happy for her....I am proud of her and I am worried about her too...
                                     but I also know there is no stopping her.....she has an old soul and a huge heart......and I must remind myself..."Not all who wander are lost"......and she will wander that I know!!!!!  Thanks for taking the time to read this post....Chrissy

27 comments:

Shannon said...

Your daughter is absolutely beautiful and although I am sure you must be "just a bit" worried I am sure you are also so proud of what a wonderful and caring young lady she has grown up and become! Such a lovely post and you and your husband obviously did a great job as parents :)

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Wow what a wonderful young woman she is. You have good reason to be so proud of her. The world is a better place with her in it:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Your daughter sounds like a wonderful young lady! I will pray for her safety as she is far from home. :)

DisturbedAngel said...

What an amazing daughter you and your husband have helped to raise! I know you must be a proud mama! ;)

kfowler

sarah atmyyellowhouse said...

You must be SO proud of her...I am proud of her. I wish so many more young people would take opportunities like this. I wish my own children would. I wish her all the best and will pray that this is the best time of her life!
xoxo

Kate said...

What a beautiful and precious daughter you have. I see she has the heart of two wonderful and loving parents. What an inspiration for our younger generation to give of yourself to those in need. Beautiful story Chrissy!

Will keep her in our prayers as well

xoxo

Kate

d e l i g h t said...

Beautiful daughter. My niece did this same thing and it was an unbelievable experience for her. She learned so much and said it was the greatest experience of her life.
Linda

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Chrissy, what a beautiful and giving daughter and what a blessing she is! I know you are so tremendously proud of her and worried too!

I will keep her in my prayers!

Lou Cinda

kerrie of sea cottage said...

She has a beautiful heart. I understand your worry, as a mother that is what we do, but am thankful you are letting her go. While in college studying Nutrition I found myself drawn to third world articles...my heart was soon consumed with Africa. I wanted to go and live there and in some small way use my education to help Mothers and children. My parents were not supportive. I signed up for the Peace Corps anyway and my husband and I were stationed to go in our first year of marriage. But four months prior to leaving I found out I was pregnant and so we did not get to go. My heart remained in Africa for 12 more years...I know how she feels when she says Haiti is where her heart is. It is there for a reason. I will keep her in my prayers. Bless your family. ox

Blondie's Journal said...

Your daughter is a beautiful angel. I am sending many prayers to go along with her to Haiti.

XO,
Jane

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

You have much to be proud for....
a lovely young woman as beautiful on the inside as the outside.
You and John did good Chrissy!
:)

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

It is so hard to let them follow their dreams and yet we raise them to do just that! I struggle enough with mine just being so far away...and I would struggle more if she were out of the country...BUT, I do know that there is nothing better than watching them spread their wings.

She is beautiful, obviously on the inside as well. Please tell her that I'm in awe of her kind heart.

Robynne's Nest said...

Good luck to Meg...those children are very lucky to have her heading their way. Robx

Faded Plains said...

You must be so proud of Meg...it's amazing what's she doing. I'll be praying for her to have a wonderful and safe trip.

A Cottage Muse said...

How proud you must be of this beautiful young lady!
I agree, the world is a better place with her in it!!

Shelley Davis said...

How proud you must be to have raised a caring young woman in today's times. She is beautiful.

Our daughter was like your daughter at her age. We encouraged to get her degree before pursuing her heart. She graduated and the following September became a missionary. Eight years later she is still serving the LORD. Why do I tell you this? To say that the best wandering a young woman can do is when she is being the hands and feet of CHRIST. There is no better thing in life that one can do than living that life that you and only you were made to live. How could she help herself after looking at those beautiful faces.

Blessings,
Shelley

Theresa said...

What a beautiful and big hearted young woman you have raised... you must be so incredibly proud. xoxo

Country Livin' said...

Hey girl.....greetings from Paris. Got you a couple little gifts yesterday that I know you will love.
Hugs to you and your family see ya in a few days
Trish xo

Happy Homemaker UK said...

So exciting! Good for her for following her heart. She reminds me of myself at that age. And now we live in London :)

north pal said...

what a caring and unselfish young lady. her beauty shows thru with her love for others. how proud you must be. she came from a good source apparently. :) Bestest,Denise

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

What an amazing daughter you have. She is beautiful in and out!!
XOXO
Kristin

Kristina said...

Your daughter is beautiful! Inside and out! I have a 20 year old who is much the same way. My little girl one day and this mature "where did you come from" young woman the next. She knows her heart, her goals in life and she runs at them head on. I can only be proud and thankful for that. I know you are proud of your daughter too and I am praying for her safety while she is away from you.

MARY PERNULA said...

What a beautiful child...........God will bless her many times over for her caring thougts and ways. Hugs Mary

Curtains In My Tree said...

I would worry also but this is what is needed caring people to help.
I believe it is what we are all suppose to do , help the under privileged

Sue said...

I remember when beautiful Meg went on her first trip, and now she goes again. I wish her good luck and I'll keep good thoughts for her and for you sweetie! xoxoxo

Prior said...

Your daughter is lovely inside and out...My daughter just told me her trip to Haitii was canceled, because the home double booked teams...anyway Haiti and missions holds a special place in her heart, too...and I just stumbled across your blog, right after she told me...that is also the name of my cousins blog, "Not All who wand..."

Prays for your daughter
joining your blog, as well!

Lezlee

Janet said...

WOW...my heart reaches out to you as a mother. I know you are proud as I would be too. Please keep us up to date on her journey.

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