Last week, I finally received my sponsorship packet from Compassion. I had been patiently, well, not so patiently waiting for a few months. I have been matched up with a boy from Ethiopia. His name is Abel, and he is 18 years old. I received my first letter from him last week also. I will be mailing my first letter to Abel tomorrow. I am so excited to get to know this young man. Again, thanks to Ree for allowing me this opportunity.
Last week I had the opportunity to become a sponsor for Compassion. Compassion is Christian child sponsorship program. For a small monthly fee, they put you in contact with an underprivileged child. This is something that I have wanted to do for a long time. But with money being tight, I haven't been able to. Well, thanks to Ree over at The Pioneer Woman I am now able to do this. Ree and her husband have taken on the financial responsibility for several of Compassions older children. She then asked for volunteers to take on the responsibility of corresponding with, and praying for the sponsored children. Well, I signed up as quickly as I could. My sponsorship information is in the mail, and I should receive it before the end of the month. I am so excited to have been given this opportunity. I will let you all know how it goes. For more information on Compassion, click here.
WooHoo!! We had our fist snow day today. Once the snow starts falling, I turn into a child again. I will sit in front of the television watching, waiting, hoping and praying that my school's name will pop up on the screen. I'm not sure why I do this, they always call all of the teachers before calling the news channels. But there is just something so exciting about having an extra day off of work. I got some work done around the house, but also relaxed and enjoyed myself.
I love holidays! But every year, around October, I begin thinking about and planning for the holidays. Each year I tell my self that I am going to get things done early this year. I plan to get ahead and stay there. I hope to get organized in hopes that by the time Thanksgiving and Christmas arrive, I can sit back and enjoy the holidays. But, here I am, December 15, and I feel so far behind. I have hundreds of things to do around the house. Our weekends are jam packed up through New Years. I love spending the time with friend and family, but I feel so rushed. Christmas break starts this Friday. I hope to get a lot done during my free time. Maybe next year I'll have all my ducks in a row, so to speak.