Mother’s Day Full Circle of Love
The children of Believe In Me: Jingjiang would like to share a Mother’s Day greeting with all of you. Their greeting is sent specifically to TWO Mother-Daughter teams that have impacted their lives in a most positive way . . . Judy and Heather Williams and Marilee and Tiffany Gilmore.
No words could be truer for the children of Believe In Me: Jinjiang, as Heather and Judy, and Marilee and Tiffany have brought to reality what once seemed impossible to these 35 children . . . their very own school.
Marilee, pictured at the top of this entry with her daughter, Tiffany, first visited Jinjiang SWI in 2007 and quickly set to work coordinating the work for a desperately needed pre-school program.
She later joined, Heather and Judy, pictured below, of Hope’s Heart Orphan Foundation, and together they established funding and set about finding on-going sponsors for the school’s children.
Marilee’s adult daughter Tiffany, adopted from Korea, was not only able and willing, but eager to assist her mother with this project.
In Tiffany’s own words:
“When I first heard the term forever family, I thought it was absolutely lovely completely fitting. We cannot express how much it means to us to be able to help other children find their own forever families and to share the love and happiness it has brought to our own lives.”
This is a Mother’s Day full circle of love. Mother’s love between Marilee and Tiffany, and Heather and Judy has provided a path for orphans to grow healthy in body and mind, ready for the day that each child adopted from Jinjiang can celebrate Mother’s Day with their own forever family. In the meantime, our Believe In Me students are so very thankful for the mothers and daughters that have been watching over them from afar.
Jinjiang’s Believe In Me School currently keeps a waiting list of children eager to attend classes. Contact Love Without Boundaries Education if you are in helping one of them join their friends at school!
Linda Mitchell is a wife and mom to four, Associate Director of Education for Love Without Boundaries, volunteer at her kid’s school, student of School Library Media, K-1st Sunday School Teacher…..and creative writer when she can get a word in edgewise.