Monday, June 14, 2010

Some stories

First, I have to share about Moise.  He continues to look good and gain weight!  He even smiled at me a few times.  Whenever he sees someone he reaches out his hands and sort of waves them.  He holds a special spot in my heart, and I continue to be so happy that he is gaining weight.  For a long time I have been very worried about him, given he was so so skinny and weak.  What an indomitable spirit he has!  He is about 11 months old now.

Next is little Atosha, with the sparkle in her eye.  I have mentioned her before but just had to put another picture of her up!  Sweet girl!  She turns 4 in August.

Little Chito was sitting on her own, big girl (though in a tripod, for support).  I felt sad that I didn't have a lot of time to spend with her this visit.  She needs a lot of love and attention to bring that smile out.  Her legs are very thin and underdeveloped, until very recently she has only been flat in her crib for most of her life, given watered down porridge since she was 6 months old.  Ah, little heart, hold fast!

This cutie is Janvier (french for January).  He is one surprising kiddo.  He is 16 months old, and looks 2 1/2 years old, he is such a big boy.  This is shocking for an orphanage where most kids are malnourished and underdeveloped.  He pulls to a stand and loves being walked around, but his legs are weak and shake after a few steps.   And he also scowls at me, except when we are walking, and then he has the biggest grin!  He is a heart breaker!
Little Chikuru, very cute and happy little 2 year old.  

This big boy is one of the oldest boys at the orphanage, full of life!


Corrabelle said...

Oh Holly, thank you for posting pictures. It's been a hard week here. But not as hard as it must be for you over there. Our prayers are with your family and all the loves you are caring for.
Thank you for you.

Megan said...

They are all so precious. Thank you for posting their stories and pictures. I love to be able to pray for these little ones by name and have a face to go along with it. Blessings Holly- you are making a world of difference in the lives of these children!