As I sit down to write this post all I can think of is that Proclaimers song from the 90s. You know the one..
“Oh I would walk 500 miles, and I would walk 500 more just to be the man who walked a thousand miles to drop down at your door.”
I know, I know, now that is going to be stuck in your head for about a week and you have me to blame. Sorry about that… But once you read the post here you will know why that particular song won’t stop looping through my head today.
About a month ago I got an email from two women who explained that they wanted to embark on a “walk” for Bring Love In, and I have to be honest, when I first read their message I totally missed one important detail about the walk, I assumed (as one naturally would) that they were planning on the two of them joining in on a walk across town where they would wear Bring Love In shirts and help spread the word. Boy was I wrong.. The little detail that I missed was how far the walk was going to be, you see Cierra and Wendi are going to be walking 500 miles along a trail originally taken by Saint Brendan of Clonfert around the year 510 AD. I know right, 500 miles! I had to read that one several times over before I believed it.
So starting tomorrow morning, as the rest of us go about our daily lives, Cierra and Wendi are going to be taking of on a grand journey of exploration and well, exhaustion, but it’s not all for nothing, they are walking for the goal to raise enough support to sponsor the opening of a new forever family here in Ethiopia, a family made up of widows and orphans. A goal that will cost $5500 to complete.
Now that is a walk!
The cool thing is they are going to be blogging every step of the way (or every night anyway), so we get to go along with them and hopefully get a glimpse of the journey of 500 miles to support widows and orphans.
Sounds pretty neat huh!? Go check it out for yourself here, and leave Wendi and Cierra a comment letting them know you are rooting for them, and maybe even sponsoring their big hairy audacious goal as well!
I love it when stuff like this happens, people who we have never met stepping up to do something incredible and rally the rest of us around the goal to help these kids in need. It gives me hope that we will be able to continue to see more children taken from life in an orphanage and placed in a loving family of their own.