Now, I know what some of you are thinking, "Michelle, you're not Catholic!" No, I am not, but the Lenten season is a time when I try extra hard to turn my thoughts toward Christ and remember His ministry. It is a time of reflection and awe as I think of the Savior's mortal ministry and his boundless charity. It is a time where I refocus my efforts to live as He lived and to love as He loved while on this earth. I know that goal is one I will never attain, yet I will strive for it as an offering to the One who bore all things for me. The season of Lent and Easter are not as busy or as commercialized as Christmas has become (or maybe I just tune those things out easier) and I am better able to be introspective. And so I am honored to have our family included in the Forty Days to Forever during Lent and I know it will make the season all the more holy and special for me.
Is it a lofty endeavor? Yes! But it is not impossible, especially with the wonderful prayer warriors and advocates helping to spread the word.
I am very excited to say that the day our family and Carolina will be featured is.....February 14th! Valentine's Day! I feel this is very appropriate for us this year as part of our hearts, full of so much love, are across the ocean with our little girl.
I hope you will all check out the Forty Days to Forever project and follow along with us. If any of you find yourselves wishing to participate in any way, I pray you will do so. Together, we will help 19 children be united with their forever families and 21 children increase their grants...and 1 very special, very sick little girl. Please, follow, participate, pray and SHARE! There's room for everyone on this journey.