Tuesday, 25 February 2014

15 (More) Signs That You Might Be A Crazy Sponsor Parent

For those of you who enjoyed my post “15 Signs That You Might Be A Crazy Sponsor Parent.”… here’s Part 2! (Read Part 1 HERE!)
This is the Compassion Edition of “15 Signs” with suggestions from my friends over at the Our Compassion Forum, the place for Compassion sponsors to gather!
From Victoria A:
1.       You hold your wedding outside on a 97 degree day so that it won’t interfere with the timeframe or budget of your already-planned sponsor tour.
2.       You convince your new spouse that a sponsor tour to a third world country can actually count as a honeymoon!
From Kelli J:
3.       You’re disappointed when you don't receive a letter from your child even when you just heard from them last week.
4.       You devote multiple pages in your scrapbook to your children.
5.       You refer to your parent's sponsored children as your siblings and your parents refer to your sponsored children as their grandkids.
From Trisha P:
6.       The most exciting part of your day is when the mail truck comes.
From Michelle R:
7.       Your heart melts when you see a pencil smudge fingerprint on a letter from your child....  and you press your finger to the print to "touch" that child.
From Erin C:
8.       You’re constantly on the Compassion Forum to talk about your sponsored children and to hear about others.
From Emily J:
9.       You count down the days 'til it's time for a photo update.
From Amanda W:
10.   You refer to your sponsored children as your kids in public and in private.
From Joan C:
11.   You keep looking for and finding kids you want to sponsor on the web site.
From Kayla G:
12.   You jump down almost a full flight of stairs in your eagerness to open a letter.
From Andy and Miranda:
13.   You look at your child's weather online and wish you could move to their community because it's warmer/colder there than it is in your city.
From Lizzie:
14.   You want to name your future child after your sponsored child.
15.   You decide to like washing dishes because your child says their favorite thing to do is wash dishes!

If you’ve done any of these things, or if you have your own “Crazy sponsor parent” moment to share, please feel free to comment below, or share it on the Path of the Carpenter’s Facebook Page!


  1. AWESOME - love it!!! :) They're all true for me! I love my kiddos too much!!

    1. Thanks Lizzie! These are so much fun to post!

  2. Number 11 is definitely me! I think sponsoritis in an uncurable disease with me. :P

  3. Number 11! Sponsoritis is a "disease" that only goes into remission. It can flare up at any time and it does with me quite often!

  4. These are so fun!! And u can so relate to many if them. Thanks for compiling another list!