Caitlin is my sister. She is wonderful. A beautiful soul.
This is a recap video of her 18th birthday celebration – donated to Greg+Jannelle, YWAM Missionaries working with a number of organizations, using art and media to change the world for good.
Because Caitlin donated her birthday, Greg and Jannelle Althoff received roughly $200.
They are still in need of support. Go here to donate!
A little something going on in my household this weekend. My little sister, Caitlin, is turning 18!
She came to me with an idea. She asked me if it would be alright if she donated her birthday to our missionary friends, Greg & Jannelle Althoff, working with YWAM — Youth With A Mission (Photogenx, Artists Inspiring Action, Pure Hope Pakistan, etc…) in Kona, Hawaii. They’ve needed support and she got inspired and decided that this was what she wanted to do.
So the celebration is on Saturday, and all those who would like to come, please do! And of course, please bring donations instead of gifts!!
She’s so talented, beautiful and inspiring. Can’t wait to see where she is by 19! AH.
(photo by my sister)
The photo above was done by my sister, Lauren, for Thanksgiving. A little modern-day Indian thanksgiving.
I’m so ecstatic for tomorrow. Not just for the food ;) But for the family and friends I will celebrate it with. I am also just happy for a break, not having to do anything, except rest and enjoy life with good people.
I hope this Thanksgiving is beautiful and restful to each of you.
From mine to yours – Happy Thanksgiving!
This morning at 4:30am, my grandfather (Dads Dad) passed away. Out of anyone in the world, he was the most respected and honored man in my life. The wisdom, love, and stern gentle judgement of my life has been more than a blessing. I can’t describe how meaningful it was to have him in my life, to come from his line, and for him to be a father to me.
His handshake was the best. The look in his eye when I walked in the room. The pure joy of being in the presence of the Lord. I will always remember the times while my brother would play the piano and sing, and Grandpa would raise his hands high in complete reverence and joy to God. An image that will stay with me forever.
Monday (Visitation) and Tuesday (Funeral) will be a beautiful time of celebration of his life. He will be greatly missed, but he did what God had for him to do, with all his might, with much faith, and great love.
Thank you, Grandpa, for what you have meant to me, and for what you have given. Rest in peace, Sir.
Here’s a photo from old times. He was a serious stud. ha (My dad, Greg, is the one holding my cousin, Joanna – who is now 32)…