Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Making a house a home... the first steps !

At our house in Canada, we had a big room off of our living room. When we decided that it would be a good idea if my Mom moved in with us, we new that we needed to renovate if we were going to make this "room" a " home" we needed walls . I have seen the same thing when I was in construction. I would walk into a big open room, and it was hard to picture a Home, but once the walls started going up, character and charm of the "HOME" emerged. I guess there is something about walls, they help us to feel secure and organized.. they can bring comfort... funny how we build walls to feel comfort and safety and we work to take emotional walls down when we are dealing with hurting children... Maybe when you have no physical walls, you are more inclined to build emotional ones...

If you have not seen the exciting news coming out of Kyrgyzstan , you need to pop over to the LAMb site. The divider walls are going up... they are the first step in turning this over sized monster building into a home... not just an building, but a real home where life can be as individual as the child. So often orphans are brought up in large open concept institutions were they are fought that they are just another kid... we want them to know and understand that they are special... that is why we are working hard to create a special place for them. I have heard that there is a bit of a buzz around town that says ... "what would you make a house so nice for an orphan for"... One day they will understand.. It is all part of the example that we need to bring... thank you to everyone that is having a part in this project, we have come so far in such a short time, that I can hardly believe it . If you have not yet made an investment in this incredible project and you would like to be in on the ground floor, again, pop over to LAMb and check it out.

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