Last Day for Kelly's Dress

clover Kelly is a dear friend, and a great blogger. She is a single mom, raising her 2 boys after losing her husband to cancer in 2006.

Here are her reflections after her month, ending today, on her birthday -  St. Patty's Day. She has asked, in lieu of gifts, for you to give a gift to The Daughter Project. How beautiful.

Last Day

Today is the last day of wearing the dress.  I can’t wait to hang it up in my closet tonight never to bring it back out again.  A friend asked me today if I was going to burn it.  There will be no dress burning as tempting as that might sound. I’m sure one day it will make it’s way out of the closet.

It has certainly been something I won’t forget.  Thank you Amy for allowing me to be apart of this amazing experience with you.   I am no longer unaware and uninformed.  I have much to still learn, but you have helped me to have better understanding.  You are having an impact in helping others become aware, but also encouraging others to do something about it!  Thank you!

I’ve been thinking about Amy.  How in the world has she done this for four months and still has two to go?   I can definitely appreciate more of what she is experiencing even though I only did it for a month.  It’s like my friends who have husbands that travel.  They often say,  “I have a whole new appreciation for single moms”.

It’s when we walk in someone else’s shoes for a little while that we know a little bit about what it must be like to be them.  I think of Jesus.  He became flesh.  The God of universe experienced humanity.  He knows what it’s like to hunger, because he experienced it.  He knows what it’s like to be weary.  He knows what it’s like to have others reject him; one of his own betrayed Him.  He knows loneliness, grief, mourning, pain!  He knows.  He’s not a distant bystander.  He KNOWS and He wants us to turn to Him.

Certainly many who are reading this, haven’t been personally affected by human trafficking.  We haven’t walked in their shoes.  But, we can be apart of the healing process.  Ultimately, I believe God is the one who can bring hope and healing to these girls who are in slavery, but we can be apart of what He’s doing.

If you haven’t had a chance to check out the website, please do.  The Daughterproject.org.  Would you consider giving to the Daughterproject.org and being apart helping girls who are sold into slavery.