{Day 9}

“He wants to give you something.” I turned around to see a mother standing by her young son.  Without a word he stretched out his arm and handed me a crumpled piece of paper.  It was a one dollar bill.  Considering that this boy was fairly young (6?) I am guessing that he doesn’t have a lot of money.  The beautiful thing that touched my heart was that he gave WHAT HE HAD.  One child giving to another child.  One with two parents, the other without.  Similar ages, different countries.  Worlds apart, yet still connected in that moment.  A child answering the cry of another.  A dollar may not seem like a fortune to some of us but to the little boy who stood before me it may very well have been, and to the orphans in India it is.  Don’t discredit the power of a dollar towards this project.  One dollar can make a difference.

{Photos by: Christa Taylor}

6 Responses to {Day 9}

  1. Dorene May 9, 2011 at 8:52 am #

    What a beautiful picture for us all! I will keep praying that people will share what they have for those who have so little.

  2. Christa Taylor May 9, 2011 at 11:25 am #

    That is so sweet! Wow! What a moment.

    • misselaini May 9, 2011 at 8:47 pm #

      It was so touching. He didn’t say a word…but he didn’t have to.

  3. E. G. Garfield May 9, 2011 at 1:00 pm #

    He did what he could. Oh that we would all become like little children in this way.

  4. wendy retzlaff May 9, 2011 at 3:13 pm #

    It’s such fun seeing each of your creations, Elaini! You’re blessing us all with inventiveness and sacrifice of time and effort. I continue to pray for this project in hopes for the children’s welfare.

  5. Sandi Johanesen May 9, 2011 at 3:48 pm #

    As I watch this site each day, I am deeply impacted by how you are making do with “one dress”. Just think, these little orphans may have only “one dress”, wearing that same little frock every day – day in, and day out; possibly outgrowing that precious piece of cloth. Here, we have closets full of dresses, and we know we’ve all said at one time or another, “I just don’t have a thing to wear!” This example of making do with “one dress” brings home your message. It’s very humbling, while at the same time, very encouraging to see how it can be done!!

Leave a Reply