Today’s post comes from Lesley Glenn, the founder and creator of the Live Brave, Not Broken Movement.
We will call her HOPE because that is what she lives everyday in her war torn country of Sudan.
I do not know much of her story other than she is a wife, a mom to four children and that she is trying to rebuild her life through an organization called “Women for Women” of which we, here at LIVE BRAVE, NOT BROKEN are a part of.
I wrote Hope a letter today.
I was at a loss for words.
What does one say to a sister whose country, community, and family has been torn apart because of the greed of men – through WAR. How do you encourage a sister to “Live – Brave” when you can not imagine the atrocities she has probably lived through.
When her odds of dying in childbirth are extremely high. Where she does not have access to medical care, schooling for her children or even clean water. What words do you use, when her very children are in danger of disease and starvation, and her own life, threatened by ongoing violence. When she will probably have to have the letter read to her because 96% of the women in Sudan can not read or write.
How do you encourage Hope?
I sent my letter today anyways. With my own words of encouragement. Of Hope. For Hope.
But what would you say?
I want to include your words in my next letter to her.
I want Hope to know that there is a community of women who Live Brave in their own ways, through their own journey’s who are cheering her on.
I need HOPE. She is my sister.
You need HOPE. She is your sister.
And HOPE needs us.
Wont you please leave me your words for Hope in the comments section. I also would love to include a picture of you in my correspondence and those should be sent to my email at Lkailani@gmail.com.
Its the season of gift giving. Your words of Hope are a gift.
Our Live Brave community has partnered with Women for Women to enable Hope to go through leadership school and learn entrepreneurial skills so that she may sustain her family on her own. If you want to help us in that capacity, please leave your donation in the tip jar located on the left side bar. We currently have committed $30.00 a month to Hope.
I encourage you to listen to this narrative by Alice Walker about The Other Side of War.
Giveaway: Everyone who leaves “Words for Hope” will be entered to win a LIVE BRAVE, NOT BROKEN tank top and a one of kind hand crafted, LIVE BRAVE necklace.
Words will be accepted until December 31st.
Until next time Brave Women.
Keep on Living Brave.