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Thursday, April 8, 2010

our day without shoes


What a great day! We started the day by going to Pantego Christian Academy. Avery's best friend, Abbi, was doing their chapel on TOMS. Abbi wanted to participate in One day without shoes and asked the Principal if that was ok. She wanted to pray about it.....she came back to Abbi and said that she could do it, if she agreed to teach everyone about TOMS during chapel. I love that. Great lesson to be passionate about something, you need to be willing to work. :)

The kids and I walked across a VERY rocky parking lot to get to the school. We are barefoot often and have semi-tough feet and it was PAINFUL. Another great opportunity to think of others that do this daily, often walking hours barefoot to collect water.

Abbi and her friends, Gaby, Bailey and Reagan did an amazing job! We were all so proud. They spoke truth and reminded their classmates to not simply be excited for an opportunity to be in barefeet that day at school, but to really consider the MANY children in the world that simply don't own a pair of shoes. Not owning shoes very often prevents them from attending school.

Abbi shared with the school that her best friend adopting from Ethiopia opened her eyes to so many things. TOMS being one of them. Love this girls heart!
Abbi, Reagan, special guest Pam Mycoskie, Bailey and Gaby! Great job girls.
During lunch we participated in a One day without shoes event. It is always so rewarding to be with like-minded individuals!
Eyasu was a hit!
Avery and Pam- kindred spirits

Moody's staff walked! They are the best.

Someone at the walk wanted to find out how to get one of Eyasu's shirts. Don't you know I loved sharing about 147 million orphans? :)

16 comments:

Christy. said...

Looks like a great day!!

Deena / TEAM MARQUIS said...

I love it! So cool! I want to move to Texas!

Heather said...

Awwweeee - I've been admiring your pics on fb. What a fun day! Abbi rocks! That is so awesome that she brought awareness to her school. LOVE THAT SO MUCH! And.... how can Eyasu NOT be a hit everywhere he goes!!!! for the love - cutest thing ever.

The Busters said...

Your family is such an inspiration! So great that you are literally walking the walk together!! :)

Kim said...

What a day. Love all the pics. And seeing how you are impacting your community (and the next generation)!
Priceless!
Love & Blessings from Hong Kong,
Kim

Graça said...

Wonderful idea! Congratulation to you all!

Jess said...

Wish we could have walked with you guys! Tobey and Tikki kept us company instead. :) Love all the pics!!!

missy said...

what an amazing day!

Tanya said...

what a great idea! so cool!

Cheryl said...

Love it! I love seeing the heart your family has for orphans spill out every where you go!

Anonymous said...

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/36322282/ns/world_news-europe/
I read he above and thought about you and your family .God bless you and indeed abe was born in your heart .

Sydney said...

Love the feet pic- Such a cool day!

and 2 became 5 said...

you live in a really amazing community emily!

Candy said...

My "freebie" Toms are way too wide-- I think they are Men's. Am going to go online and order some. Look how creatively God gifts His people so that they in turn can minister to the "least of these".

Love that you gave Tom's such props!
I walked across a very rocky driveway Saturday night, but because my feet were KILLING ME from dancing to a great band at a wedding reception. Your Dad's still got it after all these years!

Love,

Mom

rebekka said...

My husband and I just began the process of Ethiopian adoption. We are so excited...I am glad to have found your blog and will be following it for sure!

Blessings!

Rebekka

suzanne said...

I LOVE that you take EVERY opportunity to REPRESENT!!! love you sister!

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