Today I am…
A blue-eyed brunette with tendencies toward creative and distracting words, actions, and facial expressions (who also happens to love expatriate tax accounting).
A girl who desperately wants to change the world.
A heart and soul seeking after the God that first made me not alone.
“And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” ~ spoken by Jesus in Matthew 28:20
One of my greatest struggles in life has been loneliness. Being in a crowd of people, yet totally alone. I hate it. This blog was started to write to real people instead of just myself. I’ve been journaling since I was 12, but that was always just me. Life is about more than just me. Sooooo I decided to share it. Not so much for friends and family, but more to relate to people I’ve never met. Proof that even without physical presence, a connection can be made and friendships can be shared. That’s why. I hope you can join me! Oh, and my name is Lauren. You know, just in case you had wonderences about my identity :)
“One Not Alone.
In a sea of a billion voices, I am not alone.
In a space of a million bodies, I am not alone.
In the time of a thousand lives, I am not alone.
In the motion of a hundred directions, I am not alone.
In the moment of one dream, I am not alone.
Together we can change eternity.”
You may have noticed my banner on the home page. It’s in support of the African Children’s Project. I’ve joined with them to change the world… the world of orphans in Embu, Kenya. It all comes down to love for me.
1. I love the purpose. Giving orphans a home and a family, not to mention a sense of belonging, value and purpose. Who doesn’t love that???? Actually, I don’t want to know who doesn’t love that. I just want to know if you like that.
2. It’s not some unknown person that might be, sorta maybe doing something. I personally know the founder. She’s my friend Melanie and she grew up in Kenya and went back last November to oversee getting water to the site. She is doing something. She is also sending the first family to live in Embu and to oversee getting families to adopt orphans in August. Plus, I’ve seen the financials and the money is going where it should.