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Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Proud to be HER Mom...

My really incredible daughter, mother, teacher, and woman with a huge, huge heart... needs to take her heart to Africa. Swaziland specifically.

To do so, she is fund-raising (there it is...the f word) and the deadline is quickly approaching. Jamie wants (or more like needs) to go to Africa and see for herself the challenges they face, and she has made a personal commitment to help change the lives of those she will encounter there.

She has a Heart for Africa

Swaziland is a small country located in southern Africa that is home to approximately 950,000 people. The needs in Swaziland are staggering, as HIV/AIDS claims the lives of an estimated 42.6% of the population. The life expectancy in Swaziland is the lowest in all of Africa at 29 years.

Currently it is estimated that there are 200,000 orphans and 15,000 orphan-headed households in Swaziland.

Jamie and her Heart for Africa team will work side-by-side with the children’s homes and organizations to better support them and the orphan headed households in the community. They will help plant backyard gardens and community gardens. They will bring clothing and shoes for the homes that they serve. They will develop small business opportunities for the impoverished women in the community as well as help to provide AIDS education and basic academic education.

She needs to raise about $1600 more dollars by May 7th. Will you please help Jamie get there by making a donation? Even a small one is GREATLY appreciated.

The deadline is MAY 7th.

Click here if you can help, even a little.

Thank you from the bottom of my proud Mother's heart!!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Things that make me scream.

Another guest post by Henry

by Henry W.

Things that make me scream:

Pie that is moldy and bad (I like pie)
Huge loops and 100 foot drops on roller coasters
A test
No T.V.
Losing a fight with the Ice Climbers
Losing a fight with Peach and Zelda
Fighting Master Hand (and losing)
Getting attacked by a wolf
Those are the things that MAKE ME SCREAM.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Where I'm From (A Guest Post by Henry)

Where I'm From

by Henry

I am from my fish's bowl and a lot of water and small pebbles
I am from the upstairs living room and kitchen
I am from the downstairs office and bedrooms where I sleep at night and where I relax

I am from my piano that I play from day to night
I am from my bike that I ride all the time
I am from Monopoly where I buy Boardwalk and Times Square

I am from my moped riding up the street at 15 mph
I am from watching the Matrix series watching Neo fly
I am from my lizard Bullet, watching him eat crickets
I am from the Battle of the Labyrinth watching Percy Jackson walking through the Labyrinth

I am from Boomers playing a 3 minute song on medium Guitar Hero arcade
I am from LIFE, schooling my Dad and leaving him in the dust

I am from those moments
Snapped before I budded.
A leaf, fallen from the family tree

Saturday, January 09, 2010