It's a great feeling being at the beginning of a year, seeing the days, weeks and months unfolding in front of you with all the dreams and possibilities of what can be done and achieved in that time. Here at Kids First we hope that this year will be full of adventure and excitement as we seek to grow and reach out to so many more. One of the most exciting things happening at present is a visit from Mary Taylor in the US. She has come to spend time with our kids and their families, to meet with them, join in activities and hopefully continue her support long after her trip is over. The above photo is Mary with some of our kids on an art day organised by our friend Andrew (Andrew, hope you don't mind me poaching your photo, and Mary hope you don't mind being a part of our blog!!)
It's so exciting to have people come and visit our kids. It gives us a boost - knowing others out there are interested in us, and not only that, but are willing to put their money where their mouth is (so to speak) and actually get out there and join with us in supporting our kids. We're sure that is reciprocal as being amongst a bunch of such enthusiastic smily and playful kids is truly amazing! But more than all that, it is a huge blessing to the kids involved, for whom life is a struggle, and the fact that someone they don't know will come from a country far away with a willing heart and loving spirit shows them that they are worth it - worth attention, worth effort, worth love.
We know our kids at home with us are worth all that and more - how about showing our Kids First kids some of that love too! We now have another kiddie added to our sponsorship this year (that's 3 new kids already!). Let's make it even more!
Photo Credit - check out Ludigo's facebook page
Here at Kids First we all have something to say, so this blog will be updated by members of our team as our work progresses to keep all of you in the loop!