Monday, November 21, 2011


I woke up to a very exciting message from Wiphan!  Margret will be scheduled for surgery very soon. They are waiting for the new operating room to be finished in one of the best hospitals in the entire country of Zambia. Margret is blessed to be able to go to this clinic. 

I am headed off to school, but had to share this awesome news. What a great way to start our Thanksgiving week!

I will keep you posted when I receive a date for surgery. Thank you for your messages and prayers for Margret!!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Up To Speed Saturday

This post is going to be about getting you up to speed on what's happening on some projects.

As you know, I have started a new project for the months of November and December. I have decided to donate some of my clothes and old toys to a local foster kid organization. I am so excited to be giving back to kids in my area.

I have picked the date and I will be going to drop off my donations on Friday, December 9th. I will be sure to post pictures. 

Also, for those of you who know me personally, and would like to help out with some donations of your own, contact me before the 9th and we can figure out a time for me to collect your donations. 

And for all of you who don't know me personally, you can STILL HELP OUT by buying on Orphan Lifeguard T-shirt. All profits from the t-shirt sales will go towards toys!!! I will buy brand new toys for this outstanding organization.

Looking forward to cleaning out my closet and dresser!  Thinking about adding some newness to the Tree* store for all the kiddos wanting that special something to wear during the holidays, or to receive as gifts. 

Now you are ... Up To Speed!!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

The Season Of Giving

When I was about 8, I was into hand making a present for every single one of  my family members. My cousins, my aunts and uncles, my grandparents, my parents, and my brother. Every present was unique and represented them. I would plan months before in order to get it all done in time for Christmas.

I loved making and planning and wrapping the gifts, despite all the time and effort it took to get it all done. It was worth it when I saw the thankful expression on their faces. Even though the present wasn't a name brand or excellent quality, it still meant a lot to know that someone took all that time to do something, even very small, for you.

As I grew older I became more busy during the holiday season and didn't have as much time to give handmade gifts.

I want to start giving again, with more of a purpose, to give back to those in need, who might not get very much of anything this holiday season. 
Last year my family and I wanted to find an organization that we could get involved with; one that we could raise funds for, or get the word out for. That's how we found out about Tree*. An organization that collects donations for foster children in our county.
They have a huge ware house that serves as a store that holds all the donations; which range from toys, to clothes, to books, and even bikes! The foster children and their foster family get to go into this store many times a year to get anything they want absolutely free!
This year to give back to my community this holiday season, I have decided to go through my closet and give away any of the clothes that I don't wear often enough, or can't fit into, to Tree*. By doing this simple act of kindness, I will be supplying Christmas presents for foster children all over my city. 
~For those of you in my area, and who want to help me by giving donations, email me and we can figure something out. I would love for you to be part of this journey with me. ~

The Season of Giving!

Friday, November 4, 2011

To EVERYONE who donated.......

Thank you to the following people for writing Messages 4 Margret,







Your messages mean a lot to us and they are truly a gift.

For all of you who donated, but have not written, please do so soon!!! If you don't know what you should write, but still want to write, I came up with a few prompts.

1. You could give words of encouragement. Tell her she's beautiful, and she is loved.

2. You could write her a prayer.

3. You could tell her a story about how you heard about her condition....Someone (I won't name who) wrote a really sweet note to Margret, about how their family had a yard sale, and ended up donating ALL the funds to Margret's cause!!

So to everyone who donated, I really would appreciate your message. It would be really cool to send a whole scrapbook FULL of messages to her!!

Please write to Margret ... send me a Comment if you are unclear of how to write a Message 4 Margret. Thank You!