{Day 49}

Her tiny feet spun around pulling her little body into twirling spheres and made her hair fly straight out in a beautiful confusion of golden threads.  Pure glee filled her face and those eyes brimming with old world looks sparkled and scattered joy to my heart.  At that moment I was transported to being her age.  The tender age of four.  Where cardboard boxes became boats and houses and my sleepy head rested trustingly on my father’s shoulder as he carried me from the car (half asleep) up the stairs to lay me gently in bed.  “Goodnight daddy” I’d whisper and he would slip away leaving me to disappear into dream land.  There were times that he’d lay on the floor in the evenings and we would play “airplane”.  “Again, again daddy” I’d squeal as his feet took me flying and soaring above him.  Suddenly I’m jolted back to the reality of now.  Orphans in India don’t have daddies or mommies.  The only touch from an adult that they may have had could be in the form of a stinging imprint left on their cheek…and consequently their hearts.  Father’s Day is tomorrow and if  you haven’t found the perfect gift for your father consider donating in his honor.  If you don’t have a father figure in your life then consider reaching out to a child who also understands what it means to not have a daddy.

{Amazing hat by Unveiled Bridal Designs.  Maybe I could be the third Middleton sister 😉 }

{Photos by: Jenn Lynn Images}

7 Responses to {Day 49}

  1. Elizabeth June 18, 2011 at 11:45 am #

    That is a gorgeous fascinator!

  2. Rachelle June 18, 2011 at 11:47 am #

    I love what you’re doing. It reminds me of when I hosted a read-a-thon last year on my blog ~ I read for 100 hours in one month to raise money for Compassion International’s work in Haiti. You are making a difference and an amazing one that makes God smile. So flaunt that dress! 🙂
    I pledge $20, though I’ll give directly, not through texting.

    Blessings on your journey,
    Rachelle

    • misselaini June 18, 2011 at 10:19 pm #

      What a great idea you had. It is really wonderful and inspiring. Thank you for giving! It makes a big difference!!!!! 😀

  3. LKH June 19, 2011 at 5:38 pm #

    Lovely fascinator! I’m an American living in Britain so I’ve grown to love them and fancy hats. 🙂

    • misselaini June 19, 2011 at 8:46 pm #

      Isn’t it just stunning? It’s even more beautiful in person. Oooh I wish I could see your hat pictures. They wear some incredible hats in Britain!

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