Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Will The Real Me Please Stand Up...

photo source: Daniel Morel

We all become familiar with each other by our blogs. I am the woman who designs pillows and has an occasional giveaway. That is really just a small part of the real me. Today I would like to give you a wider glimpse of who I am.

As a woman I feel that I not only have to care for my own family but I also need to care about women all over the world and what happens to them in their daily lives. What issues impact them as well as their children. When all the large health organizations leave Haiti and church groups are gone who will be the strength to help re-build. As women we all know that great responsibility falls on the woman. Each will have to re-build her home as well as finding the resources to care for her family. Our concern should be how can we assist her in this process? Not only am I concerned with the women in Haiti but the world over.

There is a wonderful organization that I belong to which is MADRE. MADRE is an international women’s human rights organization. I think it is a wonderful opportunity to feel that you can make a difference in another woman’s life. I am so blessed with all that I have that I feel it is only right to pay it forward. There are so many international project that MADRE is involved with that may spark your interest to get involved and make a difference.

I am also adding the link to Shop MADRE. Which sells unique items that were hand-crafted by women. The products—from beaded jewelry made by women in Kenya to woven textiles made by women in Chiapas, Mexico—include all sorts of jewelry, household items, and clothing made by women around the world. The products range in style and quantity, but they all speak to the principle of helping to build sustainable sources of income. I hope you will visit their website as there really are some beautiful items. The Kenya rings are amazing for $10.00 each.

May the rest of your week be full of blessings.


Tamerie Shriver said...

Hi Michelle

What a wonderful idea! Thanks for passing along the link to Madre. YOU are truly inspiring!


Tara said...

Michelle, this is a wonderful group you are a part of, thank you for making a difference.

mimi charmante said...

Hi Michelle,
I found you thanks to Tara of blondiensc - I think she read this post and knew that most likely you and I were separated at birth... I LOVE this post - I feel much the same way as you. I am going to check out Madre now - merci~

Jacqueline said...

A wonderful post, Michelle and a very good link and I will check out both of them.
I really like the way that you wrote this post. the point, direct and full of hope.
Most of us are very lucky to have been born in wealthy countries with everything at our fingertips and great opportunity and, now and again we all need a little nudge to point this out to us.
Thanks Michelle,
and many thanks for your birthday wishes. It means a lot. XXXX

Les Cotrions said...

Hello Michelle! It's wonderful you're part of this organization! We often know each others from what we show in our blogs, but surely we are something more! Thank you for sharing this link..I'm visiting it now!
Big hugs and all my thoughts to women!

Les Cotrions said...

It's me again! Do you know that "madre" means mother in Italian???
I think is a perfect name!

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Michelle,
Thank you for this wonderful post, I will definitely head over to visit Madre. SOmetimes we need to hear this to give us a little wake-up call to remember others who need our help.

The Old Painted Cottage said...

Michelle, thank you for this beautifully writen and inspiring post. I am heading over to Madre right now.


FrenchGardenHouse said...

Michelle, this is such a wonderful post. I think all women feel this way, thanks for the link to Madre. I'm going there right now. Happy weekend! xo Lidy

Katherine Ann said...

Thanks for the wonderful post Michelle!! I have missed stopping by your blog. Hope you're well. As always, you are inspiring!

paige said...

oh michelle, i loved learning a little more about you.
i'm off to check out madre

have a wonderful weekend

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Oh my goodness!!! Did I just see a typewritter key pillow.....much in love~

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

What a wonderful way to support women everywhere...beautiful post.