May 9, 2012

One last day...

...with my beautiful Limes babies. 

My heart breaks just thinking about tomorrow.  I don't have any children of my own yet, but I feel like these are my kids.  I would do just about anything for most of them. 

I know I have to look at the brightside of things.  I was given the opportunity to love on these children for a year.  And for the life of me, I can't figure out why there aren't more people on this island out at the Limes Field every week loving on them. If there is any advice I could give to current or future SO's, it would be to go out to Limes, love on these children for me.  You will be a superstar in their eyes and there is nothing more rewarding than having 50 little bodies run to you every day for hugs the moment they see your car pull up.  I consider myself the lucky one because I got to be a little part of their lives.  I am FOREVER CHANGED because of it.

The only thing that is keeping me from being utterly distraught about leaving is the fact that I have to believe I will see these babies again someday.  I can only hope they will still remember me.

I'm going to attempt to hold it together tomorrow for our last day of class. I want to be strong for these kids but, I'm not making any promises. 


  1. This makes me teary eyed :(. These kids will remember you forever!

  2. The only way I can leave the kids in Romania when I go is to remember that they are God's kids and He will continue to love them and care for them after I am gone. The longest I've been, however, is two months...I can't imagine how difficult it would be after a year. :(

  3. Thanks Amy. That helps, and that's a really good way to look at it. :)