Tuesday, June 28, 2011

"Never Too Big to Be My Friend"




Awal's cousin


The Dancing Queen


the shoes lasted about 5 minutes


All of these were taken by the most beautiful kids I've ever met (in addition to the Fultons and Fesers...). I'm sure this is completely against photojournalism laws of some kind but I didn't take a single picture of the 622 I found on my card when I left Mary's Place. They all took turns as well as kids do and took pictures. 

Remember the last post about spending time with refugees in the city? This is it. It was one of the highlights of my summer playing basketball with Christian from the DRC and a bunch of boys from the Sudan. 

The best part: Awal thought she could give me a piggy back ride and when she couldn't and I said I was too big she grinned and hugged me saying, "You'll never be too big to be my friend". My heart melted. She'll be tall; at only 13 she's creeping up on me. 

HEY, a shout out to men here, there is a wealth of gorgeous, smart women going to Africa and volunteering despite the "dangers". Please get your bottom off the couch and stop playing x-box. I've no doubt the boys would rather play with some men than a bunch of chicks- at their age anyway ;) So let me know if you want to come! Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri they're open. 

1 comment:

  1. I have a feeling that visiting here could become a wonderful habit. Take me along:)