Four precious little pumpkins have joined us this week - whew! Wait just a second while I go try and take a nap to regain my strength . . .
Ok, I'm back!
The poor little things look a little shell-shocked don't they? They came from another children's center that is over crowded and they are all said to be six although they don't look it and none of them have been to school. We have no official documents so it's hard to say for sure.
After an initial honeymoon period of, oh, about 28 minutes, we've discovered that these four might be a handful! I don't think the other center has quite as much structure as we do. Perhaps at that center, they allow the boys to throw their new sandals down the latrine??? But we don't so we'll have to work on that! Or perhaps at that other center, they are allowed to ask for a toy and when they don't get it, cross their arms across their chest, declare "I am mad at you" and turn their whole little 2 1/2 feet of themselves around so their back is to you in a huff?
But they are sweet and love hugs and kisses like the rest of my boys. And we will endeavor to find out as much as we possibly can about them and perhaps even one day be able to find family to reunite them with.
In the meantime, we will love them like our own and thank God for the joy of serving "the least of these."