Annually either Tom or myself travel back to the States to update sponsors and raise money for our operating budget, needed equipment, or construction projects.
This year it's my turn. (Taco Bell Fresca menu--here I come!) I'll be visiting several cities in the U.S and showing a promotional video that Tom is putting together.
Every year we also print up a new brochure that highlights our family and the work we do at the orphanage and in the village.
My dilemma is that last year our twin girls headed to the States for college and this year our oldest son will join them. I don't know what to do about the family picture we always put on the brochure. Do we only include the children that will still be working with us? or do we take a photo before our son leaves and then put thumbnail photos somewhere near the photo of the girls? or what?
I hate to leave anyone off the picture. It feels like I'm denying the kids' existence if they aren't in the picture. They worked hard to build this place and worked hard alongside us. And I feel cheated too, if truth be told; I gave birth to all six of those kids naturally, sans anesthesia, and I deserve to be proud of that fact! I can't imagine taking a photo with only 3 kids.
On the other hand, if those older kids are no longer active in the mission's work we're doing are we committing fraud to have them on the brochure?
What do you all think? Please give me your opinion.
P.S I updated the look of my blog and will be adding more fun stuff to the left side bar. Stay tuned.
P.P.S When I get to the States I will be holding a giveaway. Now we all have something to look forward to.