But yesterday was one of the good days. Not sure if that was due to the sun shining for the first time in a couple of weeks, or if the kids were just ready for a free-for-all at el campo, the empty dirt field above the foster home where they can burn off a little energy from time to time.
It was a good day for getting some new photos of the kids, and I wanted to share them here. They are a remarkable, resilient and ultimately joyful group of children.
|Heidi, who is more or less the adopted daughter|
of the woman who owns/operates Angelitos. She mostly lives
in Dona Daisy's house, as do 3-4 of the kids at any given time,
but she comes on all our outings.
|The kids cut loose in the sunshine at the dirt field above Angelitos.|
Don't know who owns the field, but nobody bothers us.
|The kids are all exceptionally good at climbing |
trees, Here's Adolfo and Naun. At one point on
our adventure there were six kids up this tree.
|The very sweet Jose Manuel, showing off his new shoes. This little guy|
has a lot of trouble walking, and is thrilled by these shoes, which were part
of the new outfits everybody got before Christmas thanks to people like you.
|The three children who I suspect have some of the most significant |
needs in Angelitos - Chola on the left, Fernando, and Elsy, Chola's sister.
|The beautiful Carina, 15, who has two sisters|
living at the home and has quickly revealed
herself to be an Alpha Female.
|Rosario and Estrella enjoy the colouring books and pencil crayons|
that donations from home continue to buy.