{Day 46}

This is a personal post.  A letter to myself…

Remember the beginning of the year?  That night you couldn’t sleep and at first it didn’t seem any different from the many other sleepless nights you’d had before.  Eyes wide open staring into the dark.  Looking, seeking for something that wouldn’t quite materialize.  Yet a spark was lit in you and even though you had a fear of failing you recognized that the greatest failure would be to do nothing at all.  Wasting the beautiful life you have been given would be failure.  The best things come from stepping outside your comfort zone.  You’re the girl that wouldn’t even comment on blogs you loved, didn’t have Facebook, and was terrified at the thought of writing.  Period.  (Even in your journal…lame).  Maybe creating a post is like pulling teeth…almost every.single.time, but here you are 75 posts later.  (Don’t forget you also have Facebook and Twitter (which you have no idea how to REALLY use…ahem, it’s ok you’re a work in progress.)) It’s alright to fail.  To not be perfect.  To be perfectly imperfect.  God’s holding you.  So you can rest.

UPDATE:  O.K. some more donations came in but we still haven’t hit the $5,000 mark. Let’s break past that number today! We need to raise $173.27 today in order to do that.  We are doing this for orphans.  These aren’t fictional children they are flesh and blood little ones.  These are some of the orphans in Warm Blankets orphan homes:

{Photos by: Jenn Lynn Images}

{Skirt donated by Megan, Necklace donated by David&Cheri}

11 Responses to {Day 46}

  1. Emily June 15, 2011 at 9:08 am #

    Love this pattern and colored tights combo! Perfect for the possible drizzle today…
    Keep up your cheerful hope and vision for this project, Elaini!

    • misselaini June 16, 2011 at 10:03 pm #

      I think this one is a favorite of mine! And it was perfect for the weather… Thank you for your encouragement!

  2. Loraena June 15, 2011 at 11:15 am #

    Hi Elaini,

    I just wanted to say I love what you’re doing!

    • misselaini June 16, 2011 at 10:06 pm #

      Thank you for your support and encouragement! 🙂

  3. M.J.A. June 15, 2011 at 1:21 pm #

    I love your tights. I like purple tights, but I don’t see them often. It goes with the outfit well. 1 home open! Keep it up!
    ~MJA

    • misselaini June 16, 2011 at 10:08 pm #

      I think berry purple is such a fabulous hue! And YAY for our first home opened!!!!

  4. Em June 15, 2011 at 1:40 pm #

    You look absolutely beautiful today!! I am pray for you and all the orphans that you are supporting! Remember “I can do all things throught Christ who strengthens me” Philippians 4:13. So don’t give up or lose hope!

    • misselaini June 16, 2011 at 10:09 pm #

      Thank you Em. That is very sweet of you and I appreciate your support. 🙂

  5. Charity Klicka June 17, 2011 at 9:23 am #

    I love how you “dressed” up this dress! The patterns with the dress flipped around, as well as the purple tights are amazing 🙂 I can’t even describe the necklace! Keep it up girl! I love what you are doing, and of how you are trying to accomplish it! May God bless you with this!

    • misselaini June 17, 2011 at 6:05 pm #

      Aww! Thank you lovely! It was really fun to wear. 🙂 I love that necklace and If I wear it backwards it looks totally different. 🙂 A reader sent it to me.

  6. Ann June 17, 2011 at 11:06 am #

    I’m so excited about this project, and so blessed that you are willing to leap out of your comfort zone to do something amazing 🙂 God bless you with grace and courage and strength to do this good work you have set out to accomplish.
    You are a lovely lady! Inside AND out.
    Praying for you,
    Ann
    PS – you’re doing a great job with the writing – keep up a good heart!!

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