Friday, August 21, 2009

serve. love.


enrichment collage 

margy finally put into words something i've been trying to understand. 
we all want to give our children a better life than we have had,
but each family's experiences place them at a different starting place. 
it could take generations for some families to progress to the level that is another family's starting place.
still, we're all on the same ladder and have the power to pull each other up,
but not in giant leaps - only one rung at a time.

                                                                     -stacey bess
                                                                                                                                   lessons on love from the school with no name sew girls9th ward relief society enrichment night 
(a sewing production line to complete school supply bags for the humanitarian effort)
we had a perfect turn out. ten plus sewing machines. stitching along.
my heart is full.

not alot to ask. it seemed simple. and small.  
{throw a few extra school supplies in my shopping cart and some donated time on a thursday night}

but to some children – somewhere - it was big.
and to the mama’s of those kids… it was huge.


  1. beautiful post. super inspiring. love your blog!

  2. We can make such a difference when we just try. Thanks for reminding us!

  3. This makes me cry, Lindsay. Giving time and talent is such a gift to others. Plus, from this teacher's standpoint, you gave some children a message that you believe that their education is important, and that is a gift to society. I love your heart.

  4. ripple through still waters. . .i've seen these seemingly small efforts circle the planet and come back home again. love to you and the women that took a time out to make a difference.

  5. Your decorations for this were amazing! You are so talented!