THE SEVENTH DIAMOND

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls

I know that this special came out a couple of weeks ago, but I missed it the first time around. I watched on Monday night. I was in tears, literally sobbing through the majority of the show. I have always been a huge Oprah fan, but now I see her in a bigger light. What she is doing is incredibly inspiring to me. She personally chose every detail of this school. She invested so much more than just money, she invested herself.

The accounts that these girls gave of their lives would have devastated me as a human being. They are so strong and capable. If you have the opportunity to watch this, it will change you.

Oprah said that she now understood why she never had children, because these girls were now her daughters.

16 comments:

Emmie said...

I just saw this article in a "Time for Kids" magazine we read at schol yesterday. I love Oprah too! She is one of my role-moels!

Dolores and Shawn said...

That really was a great thing that she did. It really is an inspiration.

Steffie B. said...

Yes, I agree with you. She is an incredible woman.

Kristen said...

I missed it... but found out it will be on again Sat the 3rd at 9pm... will definitely watch!!!

LIZ said...

She is truly a very giving person. Hope to catch that episode as a rerun.

Tracey & Mike said...

It's inspiring to see someone with so much striving to truly make a difference in the lives of others. Seeing these beautiful girls revelling in the opportunity for an education should be a reality check for our young people here - sometimes I wonder if some of them know how truly blessed they are.

cougchick said...

my sons watched it with me and my 9 year old said "This is the BEST Oprah show I've ever seen". LOL.
She is a Hero of mine...

Kelly said...

I cried through the whole special also. What amazing and beautiful girls! I am so proud of Oprah for building this school, and putting her all into it. When she said they were all her daughters, I cried so hard my husband came into the room and asked me what was wrong. lol

C.J. said...

I have really got to check that out!

Lisa & Jeff said...

I also saw it for the first time on Monday night (even had dreams about it all night). It was such a wonderful thing that Oprah has done....Truly remarkable young girls!

Kayce said...

We also watched it, with our 11 year old son. He was mesmorized! He was in complete shock over what those girls go through on a daily basis. It made me smile that he too enjoied the show and knew the meaning of it as well.

Terri @ In His Hands said...

I didn't see the show but just looking at those photographs gives me the chills. I can't wait to read about what those young girls have done with their lives.

Very inspiring!

Sandra said...

Thanks for the head's up. I will try to catch it on Saturday. I love Oprah, too. Incredibly inspiring and obviously very giving as well.

A Special Family said...

I love that statement re having children.
I can't watch this as I am in England, but, I bet it was amazing!

GWEN OATSVALL said...

i am amazed at all the good she does... i cried to at the special.. i just want all the orphans in the world to have a place to call home and hope in Christ !!

Wicked Witch said...

I cried myself. I think it is awesome.