Monday, June 26, 2017

Sending Them On

This week was quite the treat. We were able to have a full week of tutoring but the best part of the week was Friday and not because we didn't have school. Friday was a child's "Gotcha Day" which means that the child leaves the children's home with their forever family (adopted parents). These only happen a handful of times each year and we were able to be a part of it.

The new parents were greeted by everyone and then a quick lunch before the ceremony. The ceremony consisted of musical numbers by the children and reading letters written to the little girl and her family. These children are so loved by the staff here. They do not say they are loosing a child but gaining a two new members to their family (the parents). The children also wrote letters to the the little girl--their words were short and simple but these children know what true friendship is. One lady in whom I have learned a lot from in the last two weeks said it perfectly in that raising children is hard but it is also a privilege. Seeing her faith in how she trusts the Lord in how he hand picks each of these children's new families is incredible. (Jeremiah 29:11 being shown in her life everyday in her love for them).

This coming weeks please pray for the children who are still here who long for a family that they will be content and continue to learn more about the Father who has perfect timing.

Kids Lovin' & Learnin'