Now I am so far from the class of a mother Theresa, however, I have been here long enough to completely understand her heart when she made these statements.
1."The most terrible poverty is loneliness and the feeling of being unloved."
2."The miracle is not that we do this work but that we are happy to do it."
A dear friend of mine, a man who's encouragement and support I cherish, spoke one time about a song he had listened to.. It was from U2 and it was something about " I still haven't found what I'm looking for."h e then challenged us about that, and I told him that I had found what I was looking for and just did not know how to attain it...I had been to Central Asia, and I knew that this was my life's call.... so many of you have been such a big part of making that dream into a reality for me..you have been a part of my miracle ..... I can envision now a day when my family will be able to join me full time....
3."I am a little pencil in the hand of God, who is writing a love letter to the world."
I try to update regularly on the blog... I try to show the world the power of "HOPE" As I see love written in the hearts of hose around me, I try to share it with all of you.... One day you all wrote back... it truly was a love letter FROM the world... between emails and blog comments, My Girl received birthday greetings from almost 100 blog readers from all over the world.... what more do I need to say!
4."I know God will not give me anything I can't handle, I just wish He didn't trust me so much."
5."Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing"
A smile really is a beautiful thing, and I have come to realize the Power that it carries... When we have teams here, I try to share with them just how powerful a smile can be... as a presentation or some other thing that we all have to stand around and behave is going on.... I like to keep myself occupied ( It is usually in Russian or another local language and I have no clue what is going on ) "I play the smile game".. I don't just look , but make full eye contact with some one, usually an orphan or a senior.. then when I am sure that they know I am fixed on them, I give them a little smile.... Most times, the kids will actually buckle at the knees.... Probably the most powerful and profound gift I could give them... to know that to me, they are a beautiful thing!