Wednesday, January 28, 2009

she's just one voice.

i had mentioned before that emily, my 12 year old daughter, had expressed an interest in signing up to be one of the 300 voices.
we talk about clean water a lot in our house,
so she understands the need,
and the ease in which we could achieve it.

yesterday before school, she asked me if i had signed her up yet.
i said that i had not, because she had talked about joining with a friend, so the expense wouldn't be so great for someone with little income.
and then i reminded her, that if she committed to this, she would have to follow through every month, with a $20 donation.
i asked her if she thought she would have that much money to give away.

she looked at me,
much like i look at her.

she pulled $40 out of her pocket,
and said, here is January and February.
i decided i want to be a voice on my own.
that way i can encourage other kids to join on their own too.
she said, i will have the money.
if i run out,
i will work.

she is only one voice.
but clean water matters to her.
and she is willing to work
to give it all away.

kinda puts things in perspective.


jody said...

and I love her.

and will provide work for her if need be. :-)

Cassie said...

i will, too. if she's not busy with the landers! :)

she's pretty amazing.

Jennie Peakin said...

That is so awesome. That totally made me cry...I don't know her, but can easily she that she is going to make a big difference in the world. She already is!

steffany said...

Wow! You must be so proud!

Amy G said...

Wow! Good for her. She will be making ripples for a long time to come.

Heather said...

what a kid....awesome.

Brandi said...

Ok, that made me cry!

Beautiful, simply beautiful. The faith of a child. . hmmmm.. don't we remember Jesus saying something about that?!

Love the moment of pulling $40 out of her pocket. Love it. Chills.

dewatobay said...

GO Emily! BE want you want to SEE in the World!

Anonymous said...

Like mother, like daughter! dg

Morgan said...

Way to go Emmy!!! I will call you later.