Thursday, November 08, 2012

"This is me now"

There is a new boy at the orphanage today .  He spent some time living on the streets after the passing of his parents.  There is more to the story, but you get the idea.   Life has not been easy for him.  He has had to face more in a few short years then most of us will in a life time.. yet he is not BROKEN.... he is PATCHED.    After spending the afternoon doing crafts, interacting with the kids he began to loosen up, then Andy sat at the piano and started to play , a little honky tonk , a hymn or two then "Amazing Grace"  at which point there was a smile that came over this young boys face filled the room 

  You would think that language would be a difficult barrier , but when you approach with genuine LOVE, it really does not have to be difficult... in fact maybe what this young boy  needed was the security of knowing he did not need to talk, but just be..... Before we left, he did want Andy to take a little message home with him  .. he drew this little picture , then told Andy with a little smile "This is me now"

It is such a blessing to be able to have the opportunity to be here doing what we do.  "As you go, stopping for the one in front of you ." 

1 comment:

Lori said...

This is one of the most precious posts I've read. I hope you don't mind, but I want to share it for the pie challenge so people can see what Love can do...patch hearts so they are no longer broken.