Today's events may be hard for me to explain because on paper. It may not seem like much, but to the children here, it meant the world.
From the moment we got to the orphanage this morning, till the time we left, we played with the kids. From starting games to something as simple as letting them take pictures on our iPhones, they loved every minute of it, and so did we!
Our fearless leader, Sandi Turner, attempted to teach the children how to play Twister, but quickly gave up. The language barrier makes it difficult to hold the attention of 15 little ones. Therefore, we headed outside to play parachute with the kids and that was an instant hit. The Haitian sun was blistering, however the sight of those precious smiles made everything worth it.
Another thing we did today was give the women workers pedicures. When teams come, most of the focus is on the children; therefore Sandi thought it would be nice to pamper these hardworking ladies. They were truly blown away by the gesture and insisted to return the favor.
Over the past three days, I've become especially attached to a certain four-year old beauty named Nakisha. This timid little one has been glued to my side and I certainly haven't minded it. Today during the chaos of lunch, she fell asleep in my arms and I couldn't bear to put her down! Therefore, I went about shooting, with my camera in one hand and Nakisha in the other. I think I'm going to be sore for weeks! When we left today, she cried and it ripped my heart out. I know I speak for the whole team here when I say I wish we could take all these babies back to Lubbock with us. The Hub City would welcome them with open arms, like they do everyone.
Stay Tuned. From Haiti, with love.
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