Saturday, March 20, 2010

Things I let strike my heart today…

…mostly due to reading There is No Me Without You by Melissa Faye Greene.

There are an estimated 143 million orphans in the world.  UNICEF’s Children and AIDS Country Fact Sheet 2009

Afghanistan has the highest mortality rate for children under the age of 5 (Interestingly enough, The USA does is not even close to the lowest).  UNICEF

In 2006, there were an estimated 1/2 million children in US Foster Care.  Child Welfare Information Gateway


Depressing, I know.  But, reality all the same. 


Giving my little one big kisses and hugs! 


  1. Love that your heart is being moved by this hard stuff. So what is our response? Would love to chew on this with you!


  2. Do you know that 1/5 of the US foster youth are in CA?? We have a lot of work to do!!