December Morning Reflections

The MoonCatcher Project has been busy gearing up for our end of the year campaign and Dining for Dollars fundraiser. I love the energy and excitement of it all but relish the time each morning when I can just sit and reflect a little.

I usually wake up around 5:30. I pad downstairs, make coffee and at this time of year sit under a cozy quilt to write for twenty or thirty minutes. I’ve been doing this for 26 years - starting the day putting down onto paper, longhand, what’s cluttering up my head. This helps me start the day with a some clarity and focus. I then meditate for a few minutes and then  I’m as ready as I’m going to be to jump into whatever the day holds.

We have had a full calendar of MoonBees lately and more are booked into February. I am so grateful that board member and dear friend Ginger has taken on the role of “calendar girl”. She communicates with churches, synagogues, community centers, schools, and individuals to schedule MoonBees and presentations. Having that work load taken off my plate has freed me up to pay attention to many other things. I wasn’t aware of how much time this was taking until I didn’t have to do it anymore. Thank you dear Ginger.

Because of the additional MoonBees we have been able to send more kits to more countries. Swaziland has been added to our list and we have sent more kits to Haiti and Ghana too.

Sewers from around the country continue to ask for packages of unsewn parts to make at home or with their schools or churches so I’ve been bundling up parcels to take to the post office. I love how this project has spread throughout the United States to people who have become friends though I’ve never seen or talked to them. Email connects us.

The MoonCatcher Project annual report has been emailed to about 1,500 people and snail-mailed to hundreds more. It’s amazing to read what we have been able to accomplish this year. When I’m in the throws of making things happen I lose track of all the work this project does - with the help of hundreds of volunteers. The report puts all the information in one place and amazes me when I read it. All our board members, tailors in other countries and volunteers from across the globe are making this beautiful connection with girls throughout the world and helping to change their lives. Thank you everyone.