I was driving in my car this morning after dropping off Sydney at summer school when an amazing song came on the radio. I had never heard it before but the title caught my attention. (I was listening to Sirius and the title and singer shows up on the screen.) It read, "Kirk Franklin Haiti Initiative", and it was titled, "Are you Listening" I knew I better get some kleenex.
Sure enough the first two lines of the song made me bawl. Now I know these days I am hormonal, but I think even if I wasn't pregnant it still would have hit me like a ton of bricks. Maybe you have heard of it, maybe you haven't. I immediately came home and looked on YouTube to see if they had a video. Sure enough they did. Here it is.
My husband Brian and his brother Eddy leave for Haiti in 2 weeks. I am so proud of them for going and serving the Haitian people. I know it will be life changing for both of them.
It has been 6 months since the earthquake and it is no longer in the headlines as much as it was, but the people are still desperate for help. What can you do to help them? Maybe you can take some time to go over and serve? That may not be possible and I totally understand. Maybe you can get your kids involved and collect flip flops to send over to Haiti. Now that back to school stuff is in the stores flip flops will be going on sale. You can probably find them for $2 a pair. Kids are in desperate need of shoes from what we've been told by the people heading up my husband's trip. Can you imagine the destruction and if it was your child being forced to walk around bare footed among debris? I can't.
I leave you with one question today, "Are you listening?"