500 Dresses

I’m breaking from my Sanctity of Life month guest posts to take part in the Third-Thursday-Thoughts Hearts at Home blog hop. This month’s theme: Love Your Dreams/Goals.

This will not be a super-duper-well-planned post about all my hopes and dreams for the new year because, well, my life is kind of in an upheaval right now. A happy upheaval, but it’s all chaos at the Harms house just the same.

The condensed version of my next few weeks is as follows:

Pack everything and do all the crazy stuff that goes along with selling a house (while continuing all the crazy stuff of normal life.)

Take a 5-day 15th anniversary vacation to sunny Cancun 🙂

Move the day after we return home.

And that, my friends, is what I classify as chaotic. I have learned over the years that there is nothing convenient about selling a house; and if I just keep that perspective the idea of moving out the day after returning from vacation is not quite so overwhelming and maybe even a little humorous. Or a lot humorous depending on how much sleep I’ve had. . .

Instead of sharing personal goals, I’m going to take a moment to plug a ministry my mom and I started several years ago. At 500 Dresses, we make (and collect) and ship dresses and shorts to Haitian children.

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Our goal a couple years ago was to send 500 Dresses to Haiti. We missed that goal by several dozen, but have since sent over 1000 items to the impoverished Caribbean country.

We have also begun supporting Mission to Haiti’s Dorcas Ministry Shop; a bridal/formal gown rental business. We are having lots of fun and plan to just keep doing the next thing God puts in our path.

We’re currently collecting needed items for our spring shipment. We haven’t set any specific goals, but would like to send as many things as possible to the women at the Dorcas Ministry Shop.  We’d be more than happy to take your donations. And if you are local, come hang out with us at Solid Rock Coffee House next weekend. We’d love to see you 🙂 (And you will not regret drinking some of Sara’s coffee. Yum!)

Solid Rock

By KimHarms

Kim Harms is a freelance writer who lives in smalltown Iowa with her husband of 18 years and their three sons. She's a contributor at CT Women and has written for Guideposts, Chicken Soup for the Soul, Creation Illustrated and a variety of other publications. In 2016, Kim was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a bilateral mastectomy and breast reconstruction. This website chronicles her life after reconstruction and offers resources and encouragement to other women who are going through the reconstruction process.


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