Monday, December 5, 2011

Not Too Late

Last week Mother Nature decided to wipe out several trees and power lines in my neighborhood. Because of this I was unable to check email or wash my hair for a few days. But the worst part was that I missed a very important opportunity to bring awareness to an issue close to my heart.

Thursday, December 1, was World AIDS Day.

I am very excited looking back at blogs from last week to see that so many of you used your voice to speak up about AIDS. I briefly debated if I should still post on this issue, being several days late, but decided that AIDS is something that millions of people live with every day, and today, like every day, another 5,000 people will die from AIDS related causes. Needless to say, it is never too late.

There are many ways that you can join in the battle against this disease, but here are a few of my favorite:
Sponsor a child who lives in an AIDS affected area through Compassion International.
Advocate for or adopt a HIV+ orphan.
Join ONE to stay updated on AIDS initiatives and projects around the world.

And may we never forget to show our love and respect to those infected,

Honor the lives of those taken too soon,

And have compassion for the many left behind.

God Bless,


Mark Langham said...

Thank you so much Rebecca. And what incredible pictures of such precious people.

Melissa Irwin said...

Well said beautiful friend!

Jill Foley said...

I love how you have personalized such a HUGE issue - great post!

Administrator said...

What a beautiful blog!

Found your link on the (in) courage community and am your newest follower. I would love it if you would stop by my blog as well.

Jessie said...

Love this post!

brimichelle said...

Thanks so much for sharing this, Rebecca! What a beautiful post... and I loved the pictures.