A couple of weeks ago we went before our county commissioners who have also declared the entire mothe of April as DEC Awareness Month emphasizing April 26 as DEC Awareness Day. A story about our family is included in all the media information being sent out to our state.
I called our local Child Social Services Agency and asked what we could do to help Drug Endangered Children.
She said that they are ALWAYS in need of diapers so we are doing a diaper drive. In addition to that, she said that many kids who come into custody are afraid and lonely so she thought tied fleece blankets would also be a good idea for them to have something to "attach" to.
Our family is collecting diapers as well as childrens themed tied fleece blankets. The kids have had a ball making the blankets.
I think this mission is SO IMPORTANT.
OUR KIDS WERE THESE KIDS
who got taken away from their parents.. They may have benefited from diapers or one of these blankets.. It makes my heart sad.. But HAPPY that God has given us the PASSION to help others out!
Please pray for us as we will be speaking for 3-4 minutes in a Press Conference held on the Capitol steps on April 26th! Pray that God will give us the right words to say. Words that may help someone... Words that may influence someone to adopt or stop using drugs..
Here's Bakers with her chinchilla! Which one is cuter??
And the kids with the python..
They enjoyed the 2 pools, an indoor pool and and outdoor pool-SO AWESOME!
They enjoyed playing in the sand ........
and eating some..
Eating The Captains yummy grillage..
Riding the HIPPO SLIDE!
The Captain and I BOTH went down-super FUN!
lots of wave jumping..
And just being together as a family..away from every day pressures. Being close to the ocean always makes me feel close to God. Just listening to the waves and marveling at all his creations..including our 8 wonderful kids!
We all came home FRIED!!! Except Bakers! That white sand'll GET YA!
This was really the first time we "lived" out of the RV for a week. I'll admit, I was scared, nervous and cried the first night on the beach because of ALL THINGS I forgot Bakers swimsuit! I felt I wasn't "organized" enough. The Captain comforted me and said "it's our first time, we're still learning honey." LOVE THAT GUY!
Our other trips, we have stayed in friends & families driveways along the way.
We have now covered 14 states in our RV since we got it in February.