(it looked great, Drew…I think it was you who did that…)
Grace welcomed everyone and explained what would be happening.
We showed her video first thing to let all these good neighbors know a little more about CICFO.
cambodian orphanage from grace pothier on Vimeo.
After the video and a dance number we moved in to the piano room for the other talents on the program.
We had all sorts of things performed from beautiful piano pieces to magic tricks:
Guitar and singing:
To whole families performing together. It was awesome.
Loved these busy boys in the front, and see those girls below lining the wall behind them?
They were my favorite part.
You should have heard their whooping and hollering, cheering everyone on. It was so incredibly sweet.
Now, I can’t speak for everyone else, but to me the spirit of love seeping into everything that night almost took my breath away. So much love in that crowded room that evening. Love for our sweet neighbors who came to support during a busy Christmas season. Love for the kids in Cambodia. Love for the opportunity to remember. Love for service and the joy it brings.
Yes, that front room of ours, chock-full of wall-to-wall people we adore, was a beautiful sight to see…and hear, ringing with talent they gave with love. And a “moment” I don’t want to ever forget.
Mark my words, this girl will be very famous some day.
We got to mingle over dessert and catch up as time seemed to sort of stand still in the midst of Christmas festivities.
Not only were we able to raise enough money to help them to continue providing for the kids at CICFO this year, we were able to remember those children who touched our hearts so much and re-knit our hearts to them and to service in general. How Dave and I want our kids to remember those kids. To remember how their spirits touched theirs, how their smiles glowed even when they had so little. Those kids served us much more that hot, hot day last year in Cambodia than we could ever serve them. So how grateful we were to have a chance to try to give back. THANK YOU, dear neighbors, for so much help!
If anyone is interested in joining us donating to CICFO or even just finding out more about this great organization, their web-page is HERE.
Merry Christmas “Adam” as my kids like to call this day preceding Christmas “Eve.”
So powerful, what a great idea! It always amazes me how busy your life is, but you seem to handle it with such ease and grace.
I also saw pictures of Saren's CFC concert and it looks like such a fun way to engage children – yet give back!
Merry Christmas Adam to y'all too.
To those whom are given much, much is expected! Great job
did you take any videos of the performances. love to see talented kids expressing their passion!!