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The story of our precious little girl's 17 months of life with Trisomy 18 (July 4, 2010 - December 15, 2011) and of us, re-learning to live "after Lilly."
"I will praise you for I am fearfully and wonderfully made ...." Psalm 139:14

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Stop Hunger Now Project - Tabby is Fundraising

Every year at Cary Christian School (where Tabby is attending this year), there is a day where the students pack meals for impoverished people.  So far, over 700,000 meals have been put together.   The school's goal is to hit one million this year. On April 22, Tabby will get to participate in this project for the first time. 

The Stop Hunger Now organization provides the school with the food stuffs and packaging equipment.  The students provide the labor and the cost of the raw goods.  It is estimated that each student will assemble 250 meals and each meal costs $0.29.

Students are seeking pledges to help pay for the meals they pack.  ALL money that Tabby raises will be used for the Stop Hunger Now project.  Plus, for all the money she raises, she will get credits towards the cost of her Senior Service Practicum.  This is a missions trip that the senior class goes on to Costa Rica. 

If you would like to help sponsor Tabby's participation in Stop Hunger Now, you can make a tax deductible payment online on her school giving page at:   Every dollar helps!

Yesterday Tabby got braces!  A very special gift from grandparents.
In other news, we've got some peeping going on!  Two of our hens got broody a few weeks ago.  We put lots of eggs under each of them and I explained to Hunter the phrase "not counting your chickens before they hatch."

Beru (left) and Precious
Precious's eggs are due to start hatching tomorrow so Tabby and I went out last night and candled the eggs.  (If it's dark, and you hold an egg up over a flashlight, you can see somewhat into the egg.)  We could see what seemed like chicks in about 5 of the dozen eggs.  We could even hear one peeping and one making little tapping/scratching noises.

Then this morning, Tabby found that one of the eggs had hatched!  She said the chick was so little.  I promised the boys we'd go out and look at it a bit later this morning.  Precious is our seasoned mother and should do a great job raising the biddies.

We don't have the same confidence in Beru because last year she murdered a chick!  (We had put some that we bought under her, hoping she would bond to them.  She did not!)  The eggs she is sitting on are due to hatch this weekend.  We hope she will redeem herself and prove to be a good mama hen.

Watching our hens raise chicks has made Bible verses like this one has really come to life and mean more to me:

"He shall cover you with His feathers,
And under His wings you shall take refuge;
His truth shall be your shield and buckler." - Psalm 91:4

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