17 October 2008

Friday photo - my Indian sponsor child

Today I'm joining in with the Friday photo over at Delicious Baby to bring you a picture with a story behind it.

I've also picked up on the theme of Blog Action Day which this year was on the theme of poverty. I believe that our individual actions can make a tremendous differerence to families across the world and have a ripple effect in inspiring others to do the same. What goes around, comes around as they say and sometimes the difference it makes can be to you too.

With my Indian Sponsor child

This is how I began sponsoring a child in India. An Indian priest, Father Pratap Reddy, visited my church some years ago and made an appeal for people to sponsor the education of children in his parish. We had been blessed with three children and wanted to spread our happiness around a little. We offered to become sponsors and over the years we received pictures and news of Thirumula Sagar and saw him growing up just as our children were too.


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9 comments:

Mara from Motherofalltrips said...

This post actually brought tears to my eyes. What a beautiful family. And Thirumula looks so healthy - I'm sure in good part thanks to you.

Thank you for sharing this inspiring story.

The Q Family said...

What a beautiful story! Thank you for sharing your story that inspired us all.

-Amy @ The Q Family

Meg (B2B) said...

That is wonderful. And to see him grow up. He looks very happy and healthy. This is very inspiring.

DeliciousBaby said...

Thanks for sharing. This must have been such an amazing experience.

Dominique said...

You always wonder if a small contribution you make has any impact at all...or is even spent as you intended.
Thanks for sharing this story. How amazing that you had the chance to see how you really -did- make a difference in someone's life!

Monna said...

This is lovely, Heather. Every little bit we do for others makes a difference. I really believe that.

Lil' Boozie said...

Hi Heather-

To echo the sentiments of others, thank you for sharing this inspiring story. There's more proof in the pudding that a little help goes a long way.

I found your blog on "Another Passport Stamp", and will be visiting frequently.

Best,
Suz (a.k.a. Lil' Boozie)

Lil' Boozie said...

Hi Heather-

To echo the sentiments of others, thank you for sharing this inspiring story. There's more proof in the pudding that a little help goes a long way.

I found your blog on "Another Passport Stamp", and will be visiting frequently.

Best,
Suz (a.k.a. Lil' Boozie)

Arvind Sharma said...

hi heather,
m a student of journalism frm india, the pics. taken by you is really nyc, can u gvme some tips on photography...
my mail id is arvindjamia@gmail.com