Wednesday, February 18, 2015
JOUR DEUX: village adventures
I think it's hard to describe the love you feel when you get to hold one of those children in your arms. From the moment they see you, they want to be around you. They want you to hold their hands and play with their hair and hug them.
I made a bond with one little girl who absolutely refused to let me put her down. Point-blank, refused. The first time I tried to let go of her, she clung so hard to my neck that I knew I couldn't put her down, even if I wanted to. And I decided that I never wanted to leave.
It was beautiful seeing these children for the first time today, and I can't wait to keep seeing them during the remainder of the week. Being around such pure and innocent happiness, just for the sake of happiness, allows us to understand what is truly important in our lives.