A monster ripped through Joplin, Missouri.
I've never been there personally.
But a piece of my heart lives in Joplin.
It's called Art Feeds.
I remember waiting to hear if the people I "know" were okay.
Thankful, so thankful to find out that they were.
Things gone, lives spared.
Even more thankful that these amazing people
Didn't stop to think about themselves
But started in on the work of healing and giving hope.
Within what seemed like minutes after the tornado cleared out
So much of Moore, Oklahoma this past Monday,
Art Feeds was back at it, working to raise money to do what they do best,
Heal hearts and build hope.
My children have never experienced a tornado...
Scary thunderstorms and heavy winds, but never a tornado
And they are startled when they hear the thunder crash or a warning siren.
I cannot imagine the terror those children must feel,
The ones who have watched their worlds fly round about them.
And in walk Miss Meg and Miss Brooke
And their merry band of dancers and artists and creative spirits
And they begin to break down the walls of fear
And show these precious children that they are not alone
And that while the wind is very real
They can be superheroes.
Last week Deckman asked me who some of my heroes are.
Without hesitation I said, Meg Bourne (Hulsey) from Art Feeds.
He said, "Isn't she a lot younger than you? How can she be your hero?"
I reminded him that heroism is not about an age or a number,
It's someone believing they can make a difference and following through, whatever the cost.
Here's a link to Art Feeds.
If you've ever wanted to do something for me,
Please, please, please, just visit their blog and learn about their vision.
If you feel led to donate, great, but if not, share what you learn about them with someone else.
I'm so proud to call them friends and I love connecting friends with other friends.
|Marissa, Meg & Brooke|