Happy Memorial Day.  I hope you have a day filled with watermelon and hot dogs and good conversation.  Be sure to visit (in)courage today to remember the sacrifices of so many.

If you haven’t heard, two people near and dear to me left the comfort of family and the familiar to visit The Philippines with Compassion International this week.  My friend Tsh also known as Simple Mom and my real life baby sister, Emily from Chatting at the Sky are there with a group of bloggers.  She will love that I called her baby, right? And I have to go for a week without talking to her on the phone. I’m pretty sure that’s a record for us.  But it’s worth it to read her words about this trip and the people she meets.  They will change you.   You need to go read them.

Our family started sponsoring an 11 year old boy after I followed Gypsy Mama and read a particular post on the Compassion trip to Guatemala last year. Currently, there is a special need for children over 10 to find sponsors.  Many people opt to sponsor younger children and for some reason, the older ones get overlooked.  In a few weeks the youngest boy in our house turns 10 and suddenly ten years old and over is such a special age to me.  They are still little and impressionable and it’s such a magical age.

No matter what, you will enjoy reading the words of Emily, Tsh, Kat, Stephanie, Lindsay. You can keep up with all the posts in one place here. Also, you can follow the compassion bloggers twitter hashtag #cbph

If you feel compelled to consider a sacrifice of $38 per month that will change the life of a child in poverty, click on the button or click here to learn more.