{Day 99}

Do you remember saving your pennies as a child or your babysitting money as a teenager.  Or now as an adult waiting for that paycheck so you can buy that thing you’ve been wanting for yourself or for someone else.  There is something (many things actually) amazing about humans.  When we are passionate about something it changes us.  It makes us do things we normally wouldn’t.  Because we care.  As children we loved our moms so we would pick them flowers and bring the foliage all wilted and straggly to a delighted mother as a show of our affection.  What is it that you love?  We toss that word about so flippantly…at least I do far to often.  But when you truly love and care it affects you.  Greatly.  Do you say you care about orphans?  That’s wonderful! How will that affection change you?  What will you do for orphans because of love?  If you haven’t already joined in the blessing of giving to others would you please consider donating today?  One day left to reach our goal.  Thank you for caring about suffering children.  You are changing lives!

{Photos by: Christa Taylor}

{Dress and shoes: Karen}

18 Responses to {Day 99}

  1. Katie Joy August 7, 2011 at 12:19 pm #

    Hope you remember me…I asked you a question awhile back….I thought it was somwhere in the 90’s, but I can’t find it! 🙂 Anyway, thank you for replying and explaining to me…I better understand your reason behind this ‘hard thing’.

    I like the blueish dress, very cute! I have wanted some modest summer dresses, but I can’t find any! Great job on (almost) 100 days! Thanks!

    Katie Joy

    • misselaini August 8, 2011 at 12:03 am #

      Oh I am so glad that I was able to explain it alright. 🙂 Isn’t this dress lovely? It is vintage. 🙂 Check out Shabby Apple for really cute, modest dresses. 😀
      Thank you!

  2. M.J.A. August 7, 2011 at 1:01 pm #

    Beautiful speech! Lovely dress. 1 more day! Keep it up!

    • misselaini August 8, 2011 at 12:04 am #

      You’re amazing M.J.A. Thank you!!! You are very kind.

  3. Moriah Ortega August 7, 2011 at 1:23 pm #

    Elaini ~

    I found your blog recently and have been challenged and encouraged as I have read your posts. I so appreciate your dedication to doing what you feel God has called you to do – it is inspiring.

    Keep fighting the good fight, Elaini!!

    May God bless you to draw close to Him as you run the race.

    Your sister in Christ ~ Moriah

    • misselaini August 8, 2011 at 12:05 am #

      Hello Moriah!
      Thank you for coming by and for your encouraging comment. I really appreciate it. 🙂 I am grateful that God is stirring your heart to love his children more.
      May the Lord richly bless you!

  4. Abigail Rogers August 7, 2011 at 3:40 pm #

    Wow, you have proven this dress to be extremely versatile! Can you tell me where you got it?


    • misselaini August 8, 2011 at 12:07 am #

      I’ve had help thankfully!!!!
      Actually my dear friend Karen made this dress for me. 😀

  5. Katie August 8, 2011 at 2:01 am #

    Wow!!! At my very very skinniest, I still had a hard time squeezing into that dress. You wear it very well. : ) I love that dress.

    • misselaini August 9, 2011 at 11:19 am #

      Thanks! I love it and want to keep it. 😀 and if it’s any comfort it was snug…no deep breathing here!

  6. HannahGirl August 8, 2011 at 1:45 pm #

    Congratulations on a beautiful job!! Thank you for sharing your time & love with us all for these dear children. God bless you!

    (p.s. Where is that stunning blue dress from?)

    • Katie August 9, 2011 at 9:55 am #

      It was my grandmothers. If there was such a thing as a size double 0, I think that’s how skinny that thing is. : )

      • misselaini August 9, 2011 at 5:45 pm #

        Really? It can’t be that small because I know there is NO WAY I am that tiny! LOL!

        • Katie August 15, 2011 at 8:43 am #

          No, I think I slightly exaggerate. But, definitely a solid 2.

          • misselaini August 15, 2011 at 9:34 pm #

            🙂 You’re cute!

    • misselaini August 9, 2011 at 5:43 pm #

      Thank you Hannah! It has been such a blessing to do this and I am grateful for everyone’s enthusiasm! And yes this is Katie’s grandmother’s dress. 🙂

  7. Miss Raquel August 8, 2011 at 4:07 pm #

    Eep! So cute!

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