The Dreams of My Girl. Please Share.

I have a lot of kids. Raising them doesn't cost the bazillions of dollars that the secular media claims it does... but it still ain't cheap. Now that my older children are teenagers with dreams, we are having to get a little creative in order to find funding.

The temptation is to blow the wad on the first born. Life gets exciting in those teen years. Dreams start to form and applications are submitted. Adventures are costly. "Once-in-a-lifetime" opportunities seem to come up at least once a day. And then the second one becomes a teen. And then the third. Dreams all over the place. And bills.

A few weeks back, I wrote here about how I had to tell my lovely daughter that we she couldn't play sports this Fall...

it was a hard thing.

At the time, I had a friend suggest that I set up a crowdfunding page to help pay for it. I couldn't do it. There are too many truly needy people in the world. I just couldn't ask people for money to  help pay for sports. Then I thought a little longer and harder...

I wouldn't ask for help to pay for her sports. But could I ask for help with her long-term dreams? The dreams that she has of loving moms and babies who need support and extra TLC.... the dreams we talk about every day without really knowing how we're going to make it happen. What if she shared her dream with others who might contribute to her start-up costs? And what if that seed money allowed her to become self-sufficient while she began to grow in wisdom and skill?

What if.

So, here I am. While recognizing that there are so many more people in the world who need money more than we do, I also know that there are probably people out there who have a heart and a donation for the dreams of my girl. If she gets nothing, we have lost nothing and press on. But I invite you to read and consider passing her story on to someone who might really like to help a young lady love mamas and babies and build a Culture of Life through her work...

Help Grace Love Moms and Babies

Posted on September 1, 2014 and filed under homeschooling, Doula.