Monday, May 4, 2009

I Heart Hats

I'm not even sure where to begin this morning. I wanted to participate in this week's I Heart Faces contest, but I feel like I have so much to tell y'all - stuff that's infinitely more important than a photo contest (my apologies to I Heart Faces). To solve this dilemma, I decided to enter a picture this week that is certainly not technically very good. But the kids behind (or under) the hats, are award winning if you ask me. This is Zack and Saviour, two of the boys we work with downtown. This particular picture was taken when we took them to a Braves game last summer, and they are wearing our hats.
Our time at the game is one of my all-time favorite memories with these boys. They started the wave and it went around and around the stadium. It appears their enthusiasm was contagious. I don't think the smile left my face the entire game, in fact I know it didn't, even though I was 7 months pregnant and it was scorching hot. And I am a whiner (I'll just go ahead and admit it), so that is saying a lot.

Anyways, I chose this picture this morning, because I cannot get Saviour off my heart, and I need you to know his story. Because some stuff is happening in his life right now, and I will hopefully share it with you soon. But he needs your prayers. Desperately.

So please pray for Saviour and his brother Sincere and sister Samaya. Thank-you so much, y'all are the best!

Oh and you can see more (and better) hat pictures over at I Heart Faces.

42 comments:

  1. I love those boys! And I love their hats : ). I love your heart! So pretty!

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  2. Very nice, sweet boys, you are a great person!!

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  3. First off: they are in my prayers. Protection, wisdom, safety, healing, love.....

    Because in the end, it IS only a blog carnival. People are so much more important. I am glad you told us about him! They are GORGEOUS boys and you guys are a blessing to them!

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  4. Sending prayers and thoughts their way...

    Donna
    Our Blog: Double Happiness!

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  5. Thank you for sharing the story along with the picture. Truly lovely work.

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  6. I'll pray for him and for YOU as you seek the best way to minister to him.

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  7. Awww sweetie its a great picture and I will keep him, his family and yours in my prayers.

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  8. Becca, you have such a lovely heart for your ministry. I hear many stories like this one, because my mom teaches at an inner-city school. Breaks my heart every time. I will pray for your kids.

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  9. Sometimes it's the story behind the photo that makes it award winning and I hope that something happens in Sabo's life to give him the chance he needs. What a wonderful spirit that you have to look beyond. It's a reminder to me of how much I take for granted. I'll keep this young boy in my thoughts and prayers.
    ~Becca

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  10. It still is a great picture. I'm going now to read his story and will be praying for him and his siblings!

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  11. Those are some cute faces! Praying!

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  12. Beautiful picture of beautiful boys on a beautiful blog. So glad you found me (via Facebook?). I'm looking forward to more blog conversation!

    Blessings,
    Lisa

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  13. very nice and sweet boys.
    Cheers!

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  14. I think it was a perfect picture to chose I agree that sometimes the story makes the picture the best (-:

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  15. Thanks for sharing the story. It makes the picture that much more beautiful. I'll be praying for them tonight.

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  16. In my prayers. Sometimes it is so precious to pray for a person's story you don't know because it's not about the story, but the person.

    The picture is good too!

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  17. Beautiful pictures. Lifting you all in prayer..

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  18. I love this picture even more after reading the story.

    Praying!

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  19. I am trying to keep the tears at bay after reading Sabo's story. I am not really sure why, as I am not a crier. I admire what you are doing and the odds which are against you, but as you well know, all things are possible through Christ! And I think you used the opportunity of the extra blog traffic from i heart faces to highlight a child in need of prayer. And, aside from that, I think your picture is awesome in the stark B&W tones. I really love it.

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  20. How precious!!!! What sweet smiles and I'll definitely be praying, my friend!! :)

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  21. I love the fact there's more behind the pictures...I think you did a great job!

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  22. Your photo of the boys is precious! They look so happy!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  23. Thank you for visiting and commenting - really enjoying your hat photo also. What a great capture:) Good luck!

    Kristin

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  24. What a beautiful picture, but a very sad story. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  25. Great pictures! I can tell they had a good time by the shine in their eyes! Thanks for sharing.

    Thanks for stoppin by my page!

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  26. I'm loving: those boys, his story, your blog, that picture.

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  27. I think the photo is just perfect and thank you for sharing Sabo's story. He and his family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

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  28. These boys look like kids I would like to know! And it sounds like they have really touched your life. What a sweet (albeit sad, at the moment) story.

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  29. Wow. Those boys have had a rough time and my heart truly goes out to them in their time of need. I will make sure I include them in my prayers tonight. And I think your picture is wonderful! GOD BLESS you and your family.

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  30. Thank you for sharing that story.
    I'll keep them in my thoughts.

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  31. Thank you for sharing his their story. Keeping them in our prayers.

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  32. Beautiful...what a couple of good looking boys... love the black & white!

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  33. I love the picture. It's asuch a classic sibling picture, especailly with the boy in the foregroud just relaxing!

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  34. Beautiful picture! Very heartwarming!

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  35. big prayers. big props. this pictures is tops.

    really. this is the second time i've rhymed. unintentionally.

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  36. Great photo!!! Love the B&W and the contrast!

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  37. Hey Becca. This is a BEAUTIFUL post! I love their hats! I love their smiles! And, I love how much you love them! I can tell that they mean the world to you, and they're so lucky for that! Although I don't know them personally, I feel so much concern for them after reading this and I'll be thinking of them. I hope things will get better for them, whatever those things may be.

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