Monday, April 7, 2014

Planning a Trip

Sounds easy but really quite complicated and hard.  We are planning our next Superkids trip.  We have a number of volunteers and projects that will be moving forward for all of them. We are planning pictures, and drawing and hairbows.  And the photo printer.  Loved that photo printer.

The children so rarely get to see their own image that we wanted to have them be able to reflect and build positive self image.  Well we prettied everyone up.  put on hair bows, and gave the boys pocket mirrors. What happened was pure magic. See some of this below.  These pictures are worth a thousand explanations.






So what happened was a little care and love we showed these waiting children transformed faces and lifted hearts and we were able to give them a mommento of the day to take with them. Their own picture.  We also had the older ones draw a self portrait.  So amazing the results.

All these children needed was a litttle cuddling and a hug and care.  They were so happy and smiling. All they needed was love.  Even though the love of the day would be fleeting, it was wonderful to see that their hearts are open.  We have much work to do for these kiddos when we come home.  The most important thing we can help them with is finding that forever family that will love them forever.

So in preparing for this trip we are looking for short term plans and long term solutions.  We prepare to be so emmersed in this for the next three months.  We prepare to have heartbreaking moments and great joy.

We can't wait!