Thirty. 30. I’ll say it again….THIRTY. 30 children woke up, packed their back-packs, and embarked on the biggest trip of their lives. Though well prepared, they were nonetheless flying into so many unknowns. Three flights, and over 3,000 miles later, they arrived. Into our arms. With smiles on their faces, and hope and excitement in their eyes.
We have been entrusted with these 30 precious souls for the next three weeks. To pour love into them, to nurture them, and to show them what it means to be a part of a family. The magnitude of what we have agreed to do, and more so, what our host families have committed to do, is not lost on any of us. We will dedicate every single day of the next 20 days to these children. We will introduce them to you all, and share about their personalities. More importantly, our host families will give them some of the best days of their lives. And that does not mean extravagant trips to Disney World, or dinners at fancy restaurants. No, it means dinner together as a family, playing board games, going for walks, and getting tucked in every night with a kiss on the forehead.
So we invite you all to join us as we get to know these precious children. We invite you to also share about them with those you know. Because we vow to do everything in our power so that the next time they come to the U.S. will be forever.