{Day 71}

Two steps up the bunk bed ladder put me directly in front of an inquisitive little face.  Reaching out I gently pushed back the hair that fell on the downy cheek laying against the cotton pillowcase.  Soft doe eyes stared back at me from under long lashes and a little voice asked me to sing.  So I pulled the sheets up under her little chin and she waited patiently while I thought of a song.  “Jesus loves me this I know, for the Bible tells me so.  Little ones to him belong they are weak but he is strong.” That song came to mind as well as, “Jesus loves the little children, all the children of the world.  Red and yellow, black and white they are precious in his sight Jesus loves the little children of the world.”  A warmth filled my heart as I pondered that the orphans in India in the two homes we helped start now have someone to tuck them into a soft bed at night and sing them to sleep.  Oh yes, Jesus loves those weak, little, precious ones.  And so do I.

{Photos by: Jenn Lynn Images}

{Accessories and styling by Karen}

21 Responses to {Day 71}

  1. holly July 10, 2011 at 12:23 pm #

    Probably my favorite-est look you’ve done.

    • Heidi July 10, 2011 at 2:57 pm #

      Ha ha Holly … because it’s all black! 🙂

      • misselaini July 10, 2011 at 5:33 pm #

        🙂 Yes she would like this one. 🙂 Good point Heidi!

      • holly July 12, 2011 at 11:22 am #

        Hey now! And I like the accessories. 🙂

    • misselaini July 10, 2011 at 5:32 pm #

      I am glad you like it! I love the simplicity of it. 🙂

  2. Heidi July 10, 2011 at 3:02 pm #

    When I look at my nephews and niece and see in them the orphans in India – they are all precious and lovely children – it lends such an authenticity to the orphans’ plight! Thanks for the reminder!

    • misselaini July 10, 2011 at 5:37 pm #

      That is a beautiful thought Heidi. Thank you for that… 🙂

  3. Megan July 10, 2011 at 5:25 pm #

    Wow, this is beautiful! As are you and this wonderful cause! 🙂 Your outfit is very Audrey. Kudos.

    • misselaini July 10, 2011 at 5:38 pm #

      Megan that is very sweet of you. 🙂 Thank you! And yes we were going for Audrey here. 🙂

  4. Rachel Elizabeth July 11, 2011 at 12:29 am #

    ~love this styling of the dress!

  5. Elizabeth Fay July 11, 2011 at 11:43 pm #

    Your posts and accessorizing have only gotten better and better as the days have progressed. How do you do it? Brilliant!

    • misselaini July 11, 2011 at 11:56 pm #

      That is due to all the awesome people helping me!!! 😀

  6. Elizabeth Fay July 11, 2011 at 11:44 pm #

    And P.S How did you do this to this dress? Gorgeous.

    • misselaini July 11, 2011 at 11:58 pm #

      We flipped the dress “backwards” and then let out the waist (there is a string inside the dress that allows me to adjust the width) and then Karen just helped me make pleats/darts. Those are earrings that are on the front. 🙂

  7. Mike Monson July 14, 2011 at 9:53 am #

    I don’t know anything about fashion. But I thank you for you heart for the poor children in India. My wife, Sharon, and I are also involved in helping children there. Where, in India are the homes you helped start?

    • misselaini July 14, 2011 at 9:34 pm #

      Hello Mike, thank you for your encouragement. The homes are in Anhdra Pradesh. Blessings on you and Sharon for serving these children!

      • Mike Monson July 15, 2011 at 8:56 pm #

        Thank you for the blessings. We are helping support an orphanage in Jangaon, Andhra Pradesh in a small way. Once I visited there in 2007 and was right there, looking into the eyes of some of those children, I was never the same (thank you Jesus). It has really changed my whole life perspective. I wish everyone could do that. The world could change.

        • misselaini July 18, 2011 at 2:51 pm #

          Wow that’s wonderful and it made me smile that you already support children in this area. I am jealous that you had the opportunity to go… Yes seeing these children does change your perspective for the better!

  8. Katie July 14, 2011 at 12:14 pm #

    I love this! Totally Audrey Hepburn.

    • misselaini July 14, 2011 at 9:45 pm #

      Yay! That’s what we wanted. If only I had her charm… 🙂

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