|Bekah delivering the news that sponsors have come forward to help make it possible for this beautiful young lady to go to University ...|
I am always overwhelmed by the contrast between our home in Canada and our home in Kyrgyzstan . But what is the biggest contrast is some times the attitude of the kids .. and I was no different when I was a kid .. the dread of returning to school in the fall .. Yet in Kyrgyzstan, the kids are so excited , they know and understand that the only way to break a cycle of poverty is to get a good education.. they appreciate every opportunity that they get . Its not about the extras , heck , its not even about having the basics.. its simply about being able to show up ...
That's I guess what makes it that much more special when we are able to do the little things to help the kids get ready .. topping off a tuition payment here , books there , maybe a pair of shoes as there old ones fell apart over the summer.. for each child its a different need , but the result is the same .
Gratitude , and Joy .. all you have to do is look at the faces and you can see .
|a pretty exciting day at the bazaar with Emma .|