I am turning 31 in about 3 weeks. I will be a 31 year old woman. I think I can remember when my own mother was 31. Strange to think of such a thing.
I have been very busy. I have gotten myself a new job (Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project), joined a new team (Lansing Derby Vixens), started writing for a new paper and magazine (The New Citizens Press and Urban Mainstream Magazine) and….*panting* continued to try and raise compassionate little people while keeping a healthy relationship with my guy.
It is time to celebrate!
Instead of asking for gifts (which I normally do…in multiples) I am asking that those that hold affection for me, honor me by making a donation to build a house for this family.
This is Pauline and she is a grandmother in Uganda that cares for her own grandchildren who have been orphaned by AIDS. She lives in poverty and her home is a shack. For $700 I, along with my generous friends, can build her a new home. She will be dry when it rains, warm when it is cold and secure when others look to steal from her and her children. Right now, I have raised $412.
Who doesn’t want to be able to say that they built a home for a woman like her?
Happy Birthday to me! :)