I’ve been waiting for some direct intervention and inspiration to begin writing this blog for TEN, but I think I’d better get going with it before yet another year passes!no comment
And finally, we have Internet back…for the time being.
The last two days have been so special. Again, its hard to describe what my time here with these girls means to me. They are so delightful, so loving, so deserving of great attention.1 comment
Today was amazing. We visited out first shelter home, named Nijoloy. I was filled with excitement and nerves, but as we got out of the car and were greeted by many girls saying, “Auntie, Auntie,” the nerves washed away and I was filled with such joy. These faces that greeted me, the arms that hugged me and the hands that held me were truly amazing and it’s difficult to describe it. It was an absolute gift. We spent a few hours taking pictures, being shown where they sleep, the flowers they planted and lots of dancing.no comment
Today I set out for the real part of this Indian journey. I get into Kolkata this evening around 7:30, but don’t actually meet up with the volunteer group as a whole until tomorrow night for dinner. I’m looking forward to meeting those who I’ll be side by side with for the next two weeks, but still nervous as all get out for what’s to come in the shelters we visit. I know I’ll see beautiful faces and smiles that conceal indescribable pain and abuse; I just pray I’ll be able to be of some use for the girls who wear those smiles.no comment