Yesterday, temperatures reached 42 Celsius (about 104 degrees Fahrenheit). For readers in southern U.S. or other hot areas that may be nothing but for my Canadian wife it was oppressive and the high humidity added to her misery.
|LaRee shows orphans|
I've peppered this post with photos of
|The orphans will learn to|
clothe themselves & develop a
|LaRee helps a student with a pattern|
After the sewing classes were over for the day, it was time for fun. They celebrated Canada Day (July 1st) with fun and games. Laughter was abundant and joy infectious.
|LaRee takes the hand\|
a hatless little orphan
|LaRee pours water|
over the child
to cool her down
The children love Grandma LaRee and she has fallen in love with them.
|LaRee when at home|
LaRee said she would like to bring them all home to Canada to safe and wholesome grandmotherly nurture. And if we had the resources, I have no doubt LaRee would build a big house where we all could live as a family, rich in arts and crafts and saturated in Christian love where Jesus Christ is Lord.
Sweet fantasy, isn't it? But is it? If you read my previous post, the fantasy will become a reality for at least one small child. Our daughter and son-in-law are adopting a Haitian orphan. That child will be an orphan no more. Our family awaits with home and hearth and new love.
When LaRee's stay at the orphanage ends, she will never forget her children back in Haiti. And they will not forget her. She will leave them with something to remember: Love abides even in separation.
[Click on image below or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSATOECyIYw for "God Loves You", Jaci Velasquez. (3:36)]