i haven't had time to be a good blog friend (sorry) i'll be around soon! i've only just eeked out this post, because it was so important to me. because for me it is the real and true heart of christmas.
it began here, in my new room...
boxed up ever so carefully,
10,465 miles they flew,
Seventeen Christmas stockings,
arrived in Kasane, Botswana, to the littlest angels...
Merry Christmas Shima, Agri, Kago, Madala, Botu, Tumi, Baba, Sista,
Diti, Minto, Banjo, Nunu, Sandi, Kwena, Penyo, Thandi, Kay
and teacher Emeldah (one very lovely big angel).
From our family to all of yours,
however big or small, may all your dreams come true.
Merry Christmas and much love,
* you can read about the children (and see more of their beautiful smiles) at the Kazungula Children's Orphanage here.
photos of the children by Sharon Nel. Thank you Sharon.
I'd also very much like to thank Kathee and Jeannie for donating the felt for these stockings. Kathee is the owner of The Treasure Hunt in Carpinteria, a lovely Quilt shop (and so much more). If you are ever in the area, you will want to stop in. Thank you very much my friends.