Over at MouthfulsFood.com (my online foodie community), a woman called "foodie52" has inspired hundreds of us with a very poignant story, which began last August. She calls the thread "Musings on Life's Twists and Turns," and it is the story of how a group of Colombian orphans visited her city of Austin, Texas.
She writes: "So last Saturday in the Austin paper we read about Colombian orphans in town, hoping to be adopted. Hmmm ... interesting ... my husband made a phone call - just to ask, that's all. Right. Yesterday we began the process of adopting Natali, 13 years old. When we met her, it was love at first sight for all of us, including my two grown children.
"I thought we were finished with child rearing, but apparently not!"
Well, after one setback after another, and some near-fiascos, their daughter arrived in Austin, and their lives as a family together can finally begin.
Now that that story is concluding, Foodie52 wants to do more to benefit the orphanage in Colombia. Perhaps a blog to that effect will be in the works—I've offered to help her if I can.
She wasn't sure how to get publicity, and I told her that I would bet this community would likewise be inspired by her amazing experience, and that I'm sure many of you would be willing put a link and a mention on your blogs to whatever website or blog develops.
I'll let you know what developments there are (probably here and on my own site)...
Meanwhile, if you are like me, you might need some hankies when you read her tale.
Thanks in advance for your help.