Today was her birthday. She arrived early to kids church to tell us.She held out a teddy bear. It was pretty grotty looking, but I knew it was so precious to her by the way she was holding it and the excitement on her face. She carried it with such care.
"its a gift for you big sister Joanna"
To realise how beautiful this is you need to know what a birthday looks like for our kids here. Basically, its just a another day on the dump site. No gifts, no cake and no party. It's all about survival one day at a time.
Aira Mae was giving something that was precious to her to bless me. It could have been her only teddy. It was her birthday....she was meant to get something, but instead she gave.
|one peso coin- worth less than 1p|