Saturday, June 26, 2010

It's a bit stormy here, so what's better than hanging out in a wonderful cafe with some good music and a blank page to send what your thinking to your friends back home?

An even bigger plus is the time we spent with the girls today overpowers any gloom.

The girls are taking the art projects in stride and did very well yesterday with our prompt. Our prompt was, what is one thing you want in your future? Examples: a computer, a family, a big house, to be a teacher. It was especially fun because we had the girls paint with there fingers, which was a very strange concept to them. It amazed me how detailed some of the girls got. One girl wrote, I wish to have a big house next to a mountain where I can plant lots of trees. Another said, I wish to have a big house with a big family, and I will learn to cook so I can provide for my family. It never ceases to amaze me how much love these girls have to give.

Today actually started off in a rushed flurry. Abby and I stayed up a little too late last night watching the Gossip Girl series we bought here and had trouble getting out of bed this morning. We overslept about an hour, so our schedule was all off. We hurried to Anise, ate a quick breakfast and headed to the TLC center.

We painted the counseling room wall blue yesterday and started the handprint flowers today. We were practically melting in that room but it was fun to see the girls squirm when we put the paint on their hands and their excitment after we pulled their hand away from the wall. All of the girls were not there today because they had school but we are about 95% of the way there. So I will put a before and after shot. When we are completely finished I will put another picture. It brings some new life to the room.

Now that we are halfway through this trip I have become more and more grateful for God putting Cambodia in my path. I don't know what he has in store for after this trip, or what this trip is going to spur, but I'm waiting with open arms because I'm sure it's going to be awesome.


  1. I love the wall and I am so proud of the two of you! I know the love that is in this wall and I have tears in my eyes right now.

    Love you! Mom (LaDeana)