Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Selvi's Birthday Pouch

I sponsor a child through World Vision, whose name is Selvi. She's from southern India. I've sponsored her since I was 13 - and now I'm 22 - to give you an idea of how long I've been her sponsor. I went to meet her last February. She's such a wonderful girl. She wants to be a teacher! I couldn't be more proud of her. She'll really make a difference in her community. I better not go on, I could cry typing this! lol.

In May she will be turning 18. I wanted to give her something special for her birthday this year, as it's a big one. I bought her a little wooden box with flowers and vines carved into it, and a small metal incence holder from an area of Toronto known as "Little India". I'm sending her some pics of this winters snowfall, and I also made her this little pouch with her name embroidered on it. I know she'll love them, I just can't wait to hear back from her! Unfortunately, I know this will take months.

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It's getting me worried, at the same time as being happy for her, that she's growing up so much. I don't want to lose contact with her after she's finished schooling. I really consider her to be my friend. I'd like to think that we are closer than just two souls wandering opposite sides of the world.


Happy Birthday Selvi, you're a bright light only starting to shine.


  1. Hi, Amy - I saw your post on craftster so I popped over to peek at your blog :) Your bag for Selvi is beautiful, and the story made me all sniffly (Ok, I didn't just get sniffly - I cried, lol). What a special soul you have .. your family must be so very proud of you, and Selvi is a very lucky young lady, to have you in her corner :)

  2. You are too sweet! Thankyou for your kind words.

  3. I followed you here through Craftster, and your use of Mehendi instead of the usual Henna struck me as odd, and this post explains the Indian usage instead of Persian.
    You are doing a great thing. God Bless you.