I am still fighting pneumonia and I'm getting really, really TIRED of it. It's been a week and a half now and I think that's long enough. Truth be told though, I only went to the doc on Sat. so it's only been a few days on meds. He put me on four different ones. Hopefully they will kick in and start to work SOON.
I suppose if I have to be sick this is the time of year to do it since it's a relatively non-busy time of the year for me. It's actually the fun part of planning the next trip to Pine Ridge. I hadn't really had a theme or a plan in mind for next year and usually operate under the "it'll come to me" rule. Well, last night at 2am, it came to me. Now I'm really getting excited about the next trip.
We will be doing an African safari theme! We'll get all the kids safari hats. Around the playground we'll put up signs with various African countries and the milage to them. We'll get them animal print bandanas and let them do a safari craft each day .... and then ... here's the kicker .... we'll take a moment to tell them about Africa and the desperate need there and then we'll give them an opportunity to give toward an African well project through Blood:Water Mission. How cool is that???
Some may question why we would go to the poorest part of American and ask for donations but it's my belief that EVERYONE has something to give, and that giving is a good thing - it makes you feel good to help someone else. The kids in the village need to know that as bad as they have it, there are other places in the world where it is worse. And it will be good for them to be a part of giving and helping. I think they'll take pride in that.
If you're not familiar with Blood:Water Mission, please take a moment to check out their web site.