I tried.

Believe me, I tried. All day on Sunday. All day today. I tried to think of a good recipe to post. Monday is our "mama cooks" day. We like to share the tasty, healthy, kid-friendly recipes we have come across.

But, who can possibly think of food when all you can think of is ...

[Mark & Kristen's son, Kembert (aka "Keanan") in Haiti, being held in this photo by Diane Sawyer : watch the clip here]

and this ...

[Mark & Kristen on CNN, pleading for people to rally for Humanitarian Parole for the orphans in Haiti.]

and, this ...

now, I want you to imagine that in that video, instead of Mark & Kristen holding their son who is now miles away from them in a demolished country, instead of that being them, it's you. And, that child with those gigantic, beautiful eyes, that is YOUR child. And, though you love him more than you feel your heart can possibly hold, your love cannot keep him safe where he is right now. Imagine trying to sleep in your warm bed with your other 3 children down the hall.

Not complete.
Somethings missing.

We need your help. There are countless other families who are hoping, praying, and fighting to get THEIR children home as well. Please call your state representatives as soon as you can on Tuesday morning and plead for them to support Humanitarian Parole for the orphans in Haiti.

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter" - Martin Luther King Jr.

To see an update from Kristen, go here.


  1. I totally agree. I sit on FB and read others updates and I just think life has gone on for some. All I can think about is the Howerton's. I have been rocked to my core and it is not even my child...My prayers are with them. I can barely blog myself b/c right now nothing really matters....

  2. Thank you for sharing your story it speaks volumes, the video brought me to tears. we've posted the banner, we'll spread word & send letters. Let us know if there is anything else we can do.

  3. Project 320 is on it!!
    And, yes, is felt terribly mundane to post that giveaway on Sunday.


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