It seems funny to have a girls clothing line when you have 2 boys right? What you didn’t know was I actually have 3 girls too. 3 girls and 3 boys. To be exact, 3 girls and 5 boys. Confused yet? Above is my Nancy. She lives at the Mighty Acorn House in Kitale, Kenya. She is 6 and every bit as crazy as Gabe. She is also every bit as sweet as Gabe. There was a moment, a moment when Nancy was scared and unsure. She grabbed my hand and it was then I knew she was mine. I can’t explain it. Was it the comfort she was seeking, the trust in me she was feeling or the way I protected her? I’m not sure. But she’s my girl.
It’s nice to be home from Africa. I love it there so much. I adore my girls but miss my boys! This last trip I brought Nancy, Sherry and Veronica into town. I kept looking at my friend, Becky, for affirmation on what I was doing. The girls were so quiet. Becky assured me they were in awe struck. They had never been into town to shop. They had been “pushed” away cuz they were street kids. Not allowed in shops. It was beautiful to watch them try on shoes, pick out fabric for dresses and get ice cream. For them to be respected by others was life changing. For them to be treated as an equal was monumental.
The Mighty Acorn Foundation has changed my life It has changed the lives of my friends and family. It has changed the lives of over 100 kids in Kitale, Kenya. Thank you. Thank you for supporting us.
and a HUGE thank you to all your girls who are wearing the Trunk Show Knot Dress proudly. We have raised over $70,000.00 for the Mighty Acorn Foundation. If you haven’t purchased your Trunk Show Knot Dress there’s still time! For those of you who do not know much about Mighty Acorn Foundation. We were established in 2012 and is currently working in Kitale, Kenya. We are fighting to restore hearts, ignite dreams and empower the futures of children across the world. Just look at Nancy. A year ago we had to explain to her what it meant to dream and just last week she was coloring dream pages with Alicia.
And a huge thanks to Megan Fogel for the great photos.