Sequins & what sparkles most of all
It was so interesting to see how quickly we could move past the absurd, to the wonderful and truly lovely. How we could so easily grow apart and stay divided over things like labels, height and safari style. Then, just as easily we could come together. And once we did, there was no division, there were no differences. We all felt the same thing - love and gratitude.
It is hard to describe really. The children, naturally precious. They are God's most beautiful designs. And your heart breaks when they are not given the most basic things all children need. There is no feeling quite like knowing that you could easily love them, take care of them, nurture them, but then have to leave them behind. To see their happiness at the very little they receive and not being able to give them even more. Each of us wanted to grab them all, each of us wished for magic - the ability to change their lives in an instant.
We couldn't. What we could do is treasure them and hold on to the look in their beautiful eyes. And I will treasure sharing that moment with everyone who was along...