Hey guys! So, I know it's been a little while since I've updated my blog...sorry about that! So, here's an update:
Last week was our final week of school before a 3 week break. Amidst our week of exams there were a few end of the year parties and a news crew came in to donate stuffed animals to all of the kids. That was a crazy day, but it was fun! On the last day of school, the students had to clean their desks. Remember in elementary school when they would cover our desks with shaving cream and we would draw in it and make a big mess, but really we were cleaning the desks? Well, this is sorta like that, but they use sandpaper! Since the desks are all wood, they just sand them down to remove the writing and dirt from the desktops. The official school year is now over, so I am on break for 3 weeks before "summer school" begins in November.
During my break from school there are a couple teams from Orphan's Heart coming to work at the malnutrition center, and I am fortunate enough to be able to go out there with them! It has been three long months since I've been there and seen all the nannies and the kids. It was so great to walk through that door again...like coming home! It felt so good to go into the ducks' and squirrels' bedrooms and have them all run up to me yelling "Raquela! Raquela!" Even some of the bunnies and chicks seem to remember me (or at least I'd like to think they do...please don't burst my happy little bubble haha). There are many new dolphins and canaries to love on...and I am so excited to see their brand new room finally!!! It's so amazing and so much better for the babies...I love it! My babies are all growing up so fast! Some have gone home and others have moved up to new groups. They are all so much bigger than they were when I last saw them! Kids who couldn't stand up are walking on their own and some who couldn't sit up without support or crawl are able to sit themselves up and are moving everywhere! I'm so glad that I am able to see them again so soon and see the progress they've made. God is so good!
I am so thankful that I get to spend time with all of these precious kids! Thank you all for your continued prayers and support. I love you guys!!