Lillian Weber, a 99-year-old good Samaritan from Iowa, has spent the last few years sewing a dress a day for the Little Dresses For Africa charity, a Christian organization that distributes dresses to children in need in Africa and elsewhere.
Weber’s goal is to make 1,000 dresses by the time she turns 100 on May 6th. So far, she’s made more than 840. Though she says she could make two a day, she only makes one – but each single dress she makes per day is personalized with careful stitchwork. She hopes that each little girl who receives her dress can take pride in her new garment.
This is the most beautiful thing.
what do you call your upperclassman who likes math
*drops food on floor*
germs: go get it! quick!
king germ: no.. we must wait 5 seconds.. it is the rule
my favorite thing about this post is that germs have apparently gained enough sentience to develop a form of monarchy
Looking for something to read? The long weekend is the perfect time to start a new series!
We recommend starting Garth Nix’s Abhorsen trilogy, which begins with Sabriel, a novel taking place in a world where the line between the living and the dead isn’t always clear—and sometimes disappears altogether.
Already a fan of the trilogy? Mark your calendars, because Clariel, the long-awaited prequel to this awesome series, is coming our way this October!
reminder to self.
Sometimes you think you don’t have the ability to write the story you want to write. But, it’s your story. You’re the only one who can write it. Your abilities and skills and style are perfect for this story, because it belongs to you.
➥Iɴ Dʀᴀɢᴏɴ ʟᴀɴɢᴜᴀɢᴇ, “Dᴏᴠᴀʜᴋɪɪɴ" ɪs ᴀ ᴄᴏᴍʙɪɴᴀᴛɪᴏɴ ᴏғ ᴛʜᴇ ᴡᴏʀᴅs ‘Dᴏᴠᴀʜ’, ᴍᴇᴀɴɪɴɢ "Dʀᴀɢᴏɴ", ᴀɴᴅ ‘ᴋɪɪɴ’, ᴍᴇᴀɴɪɴɢ "ᴄʜɪʟᴅ" ᴏʀ "ʙᴏʀɴ", ᴡʜɪᴄʜ ɪs ᴛʏᴘɪᴄᴀʟʟʏ ᴛʀᴀɴsʟᴀᴛᴇᴅ ᴛᴏ ‘Dʀᴀɢᴏɴʙᴏʀɴ’. Dᴏᴠᴀʜᴋɪɪɴ ᴀʟsᴏ ʜᴀs ᴀ sᴇᴄᴏɴᴅ ᴍᴇᴀɴɪɴɢ: ᴛʜᴇ ‘Dᴏᴠ’ ɪɴ ‘Dᴏᴠᴀʜ’ ʀᴇғᴇʀs ᴛᴏ Dʀᴀɢᴏɴᴋɪɴᴅ, ᴡʜɪʟᴇ ᴛʜᴇ ‘ᴀʜ’ ᴍᴇᴀɴs "ʜᴜɴᴛᴇʀ". Iɴᴛᴇʀᴘʀᴇᴛᴇᴅ ᴛʜᴜs, ᴛʜᴇ ɴᴀᴍᴇ ʀᴇᴀᴅs "Dʀᴀɢᴏɴᴋɪɴᴅ Hᴜɴᴛᴇʀ Bᴏʀɴ," ᴏʀ "Bᴏʀɴ Hᴜɴᴛᴇʀ ᴏғ Dʀᴀɢᴏɴᴋɪɴᴅ", ᴀɴ ᴀᴘᴘʀᴏᴘʀɪᴀᴛᴇ ᴅᴇsᴄʀɪᴘᴛɪᴏɴ ᴏғ ᴡʜᴀᴛ ᴛʜᴇ Dʀᴀɢᴏɴʙᴏʀɴ ɪs ᴅᴇsᴛɪɴᴇᴅ ᴛᴏ ᴅᴏ.