At preschool we have a new little boy. He is 3 and from Guatemala. He is a precious thing. He does not speak much English yet but easily repeats what you say. He just arrived here this last Saturday. He is a little nervous of course. His mommy stays for a bit then hands him to one of us. I know that is so hard for her. He does not cry really but sometimes he will make a sound to soothe himself. We do hold him a lot. He is so snugly and he is so observant taking in everything the other kids are doing. The kids in the class room are just wonderful with him. They all seem to understand he is from far away and is scared. They all try so hard to talk to him and play. It is absolutely wonderful to see the compassion some of the kids have. I can not imagine how this little one feels. All the new places, things and people he is having to take in at once. I think we as a society forget to be compassionate to others who are different than us or have different views than we do. I like this verse: As we have therefore opportunity let us do good unto all men. Galatians 6:10. It says all men. Not just the ones you might be similar to or have the same views as. I hope I can remember to be like the kids in my class. They don't see color or hear a language barrier they just see a new friend that they want to be nice to and share toys with. He brought us a few gifts from his country. I feel so blessed to be a part of this little ones life and get to share in the joy of his learning and growing in our wonderful part of the world.
Coin purse given to me by Mateo
Bracelet our new friend gave to everyone in the classroom.
I live in a small town in Kansas. Work at a wonderful preschool walking distance from our house. I am a wife to the most handsome, hardworking, wonderful father. We have been married for a short 22 years. A mother to 2 beautiful girls and 1 handsome boy. Our kids keep us pretty busy with all their activities but we would not have it any other way. I enjoy being at home with my family, baking, gardening and I love it when I find a good bargain. Thanks for stopping by.