#GivingTuesday - Compassion International
I was so excited to start this blog series highlighting Birmingham wedding professionals that I have found with these amazing, giving hearts. I want to surround myself with them. I’ve loved researching and talking about their passions. Each #GivingTuesday, I can’t wait to be able to post what I have found. You guys all know, that I want everyday to be a “giving day” - why does it just have to be once a year. You can read my previous post for that rant. But for now….
Meet Allison Lewis. I want to be her BFF. She is the kind of person that everyone wants to be around. She makes you feel good about yourself. And she is changing the world for the better. Since 2012, every wedding client that has hired Allison Lewis Photography has actually had a portion of their fee donated to Compassion International on their behalf, specifically, the women and children of Sadamo Genet, Ethiopia. You should read her blog post about the two trips she and her husband, Josh, took during the adoption of their son, Micah. Extraordinary. But get this. To date, over $15,000 has been donated. Wowzeers!!!!! $15,000!!!! She tells me, "I love that my clients help serve in such an incredible and tangible way!!!!"
This week, Allison and her family will be welcoming a new addition to the Lewis clan. Boy or girl, they don’t know. They don't know any details. They just love the child and can’t wait for the birth mom to go into labor. As you would expect, there is a sweet story associated with this adoption, so be on the lookout for it in the coming weeks. I’m sure it will be accompanied with a TON of pictures! #SpreadKindness people. We are all capable, sometimes we (me too) just need to be reminded. I love this family, especially their hearts.