Friday, May 7, 2010

Meet my beautiful daughter

I became a Sponsor through World Vision to this precious child in October of 2009. Her name is Nzuzi and she is from the Africa. I prefer not to say any more for her own safety.

When I saw her face I just melted. I couldn't really afford to sponsor a child at the time, or so I thought. In reality, I couldn't afford not to. I know I am making a difference to a little girl, her family, and an entire village. There are no words to describe the pride that I feel when I think about the hope and possibilities that I am giving her. She has a very large family and her parents do everything they can to take care of them. Little Nzuzi is not in school even though she is 7 years old. Hopefully, that will change in the near future.

I strongly believe that my son will be a better person just by having the knowledge that some children really do have nothing. Hopefully, he will think of Nzuzi and her family as he grows up and appreciate everything that his father and I work hard to give him.

Nzuzi writes me letters with the help of a neighbor and sends me adorable drawings. She is an adorable little girl who says she loves to eat chicken and rice. She also loves dolls, but what little girl doesn't?

Sponsoring a child is a wonderful gift. In fact, her birthday is the day after mine, which is also part of the reason I was drawn to her. When I think of her I think about my son. What if my son was born into her life? She is as much my child as my own son. She was brought into my life for a reason, and I will help her for as long as I possibly can. Why? Because I cannot turn my back on who she could become.

Sponsor a child if you can.


  1. Thanks for sharing this, Joannie. You're making a wonderful difference.

  2. A wonderful gift you're giving...It is very rewarding to know you can make a difference in someone's life, someone, seemingly, a world away.

  3. Awe!! This is an incredibly touching post. Thank you for sharing a part of yourself with the world. I wish I could send her a doll.....

  4. What a wonderful gift you have given, thank you Joannie for sharing this heartwarming post ♥

  5. touching story and what you have given will surely be returned to you tenfold !