I visit a home once a week with five beautiful kiddos! Because of confidentiality issues and the children's safety, I can't give you names or details like I can for my Zambian boys, but I want to share some general details and stories along this journey.
There are three little girls who have so much energy and at any given moment there is an outcry of giggles, screams (the happy kind most of the time) and attention grabbing "look at me!!! Look at me!!!" pleas. They have more energy than the sun and after each of my short visits I am exhausted! The toddler is a sweet thoughtful kid, he loves reading books and pointing out all the things he knows! And last but not least is a special sweet tiny baby.
I have played with a lot of kids, I am used to the being turned into a jungle gym, rolling in the ground in tickle matches, running around till exhaustion sets in. I am not a pro with kids, but I act like one enough that I am comfortable enough.
But something I am not familiar with, is tiny babies. The smallest ones that start with a very rough road ahead. So when I got to hold this little guy, who hadn't slept in too long and wanted to eat but was totally exhausted, well he brought me to a place I had never met! I scooped him up thinking he would either scream at me or poop on me (that is usually what happens when I hold new babies)! He snuggled in, ate half a bottle and fell asleep, in my arms. Little girls screaming all around, reading a book to a toddler and he just slept in my arms the whole time. I had to pinch myself when I left that night, because I could not believe for one second that he didn't poop, he didn't scream AND he fell asleep, deep sleep! It was so peaceful amist complete 2-5 year old chaos!
I cannot wait to go back and play and love on these kids.
Get ready for a lot of Zambia talk- till then
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