{Day 82}

It’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey… How many times have you heard that one?  I’ve heard it a few times but it didn’t sink in till halfway through the project.  I’m slow…  To be honest I was stressed and worried. What if we don’t raise $50,000?  What if we don’t get to help as many children?  I wasn’t fully enjoying this journey.  Why?  Fear.  Strangling, hurtful, unhelpful to say the least, fear.  This project has been everything that I thought and nothing like I expected.  Learning to let go.  Give up control.  Live in the moment.  Rejoice that I’m here.  Right now.  Breath.  Reflection.  Trust… Enjoying every letter, comment, encouragement you wonderful people have sent my way.  I delight to see your generous hearts for suffering darlings halfway across the globe.  Thank you for giving.  You really are changing lives.

EEEEEEEE WE ARE OVER THE 10K MARK!!!!!!!!!!!!  $10,381.29

Thank you to Kate for bringing me back the beautiful red scarf for my birthday from her travels abroad so I could use it for the project!

{Photos by: Christa Taylor}

17 Responses to {Day 82}

  1. Esther Dawson July 21, 2011 at 2:13 pm #

    Hi Elaini,
    I love your outfit today, very stylish 😀
    You hair looks lovely too and I’m so happy that you’ve reached ten thousand dollars, you are really changing lives!

    • misselaini July 21, 2011 at 5:24 pm #

      Hello Esther! So glad you like it. 🙂 This is my hair with out curl. very straight indeed.
      Yeah tipping over the 10K mark made my day!!

  2. Karen July 21, 2011 at 10:21 pm #

    Congratulations Elaini!
    It’s so exciting to see what our Lord is doing in you and through you. You’ve come a long way since starting this project. Loving to see you trust in His work and not your own. God is doing a good thing through you and He will continue his work. . .
    To His glory!

    • misselaini July 22, 2011 at 4:45 pm #

      Thanks Karen, and yes all to the Glory of the Lord!

  3. K8 July 23, 2011 at 7:16 am #

    My friend! This outfit is so cute…and of course I love the scarf! Thank you for being diligent. I {heart} you!

    • misselaini July 23, 2011 at 3:37 pm #

      Hi friend! So happy you like the look. I love the scarf too! xxx

  4. M.J.A. July 24, 2011 at 11:19 am #

    Cool scarf. It looks sparkly. And I love your bracelet. Your hair is so naturally pretty! 😀

    • misselaini July 25, 2011 at 5:57 pm #

      Yeah it’s beautiful and sparkly!
      You’re sweet! 🙂

  5. Jo Kautt July 24, 2011 at 7:30 pm #

    Your hair looks simply adorable! 🙂

    • misselaini July 25, 2011 at 5:58 pm #

      Aww thanks I just squished it up there…. You’re so nice!

  6. Jo Kautt July 27, 2011 at 7:54 pm #

    Ha! “I just squished it up there”! 🙂 That’s a cute word picture!!



    • misselaini July 27, 2011 at 8:13 pm #

      Haha!!! I guess I could have made the truth sound a little better. 😉 Something like “I just tossed it up there” maybe? 😀


  7. Jo Kautt July 29, 2011 at 9:29 am #

    Yeah, probably! 🙂 Your outfit is cute too, btw! 🙂

    • misselaini July 29, 2011 at 3:32 pm #

      Hahah! Glad you like it despite my ruining the hair for you. 😉

  8. Jo Kautt July 29, 2011 at 7:12 pm #

    Ah… you didn’t ruin the hair. I still think is cute enough that I would want a hair do like it! 🙂

  9. Jo Kautt August 1, 2011 at 8:32 am #


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