Time seems to move differently here. It feels like we’ve packed a week’s worth of experiences into a 24 hour period. At the same time, the weeks seem to fly by.
Thursday was the last full day of school. Many of the children dressed in their finest clothes, carried baskets full of food prepared especially for the children’s last day of school before break. We gathered them together for a school picture. I was blessed to be the photographer. There were a lot of children to manage, so I began singing songs that my daughter, Molly, my friend Jennifer Wilson and I had taught them years before. They all sang at the top of their voices. A memory I will keep forever. Here are some of the photos.
After school, when the children returned to the orphanage, they were welcomed with a surprise from the volunteers. They were showered with water balloons. Extra containers of balloons were distributed all around the yard so that the children had access also. It ended up being about 20 minutes of wild, crazy fun. I’m not sure who enjoyed it more Blodge (the instigator), the other volunteers or the kids. I suspect we all enjoyed it equally.