Last weeks in the orphanage

From 17th of January till 21st of January 2011

Together with Honnor and Giorgia....kids are very difficult this monday...eating is going arduously but we try to give some rice to Preetha and she loves to eat normal food like the others (usually for her and the disable one's it's all mixed ) I also give her a spoon (catholic orphanage, not on the Indian way = right hand) so she can eat (try) by herself... A Swedish woman came to visit and she brought a special walking chair as donation for the orphanage. Really good for Preetha, she used it immediately !! During 1/2h were walking together, she was so proud, laughing and smiling all the time...tried to go faster than me, good time !!  On Friday Teloe was crying all the time...i know he that he loves music...so i took my mobile and let the music play...he directly stopped and listened to the songs....A proove that music can do so much !!  So i made some action plans...First try to teach the helping girls that they have to be patient with the kids, give them soe love and a lot of attention...i know ot's not easy because they're not enough but it's so important !! Then try to identify each kid separately, their caracters, what they like and don't like, their favorite things.....they all have something special...and if you believe in them they can make something of their life.... because : to make something special you have to believe it's special !!  They just need a chance !!

From 24th of January till 27th of January 2011

Special moments this week...the (adoptive) parents of Farren and Priyanka came to the orphanage to visit them. Priyanka is a big girl and she knows what's gonna happened, how it's going and that she will have a new family very soon, HER FAMILY !!  But for Farren it was not going easily....he was crying all the time....we were quietly playing when one of the Sisters came and took him...she said : this are your new parents, soon you will go with them...go to say hello. He was always coming back to us,weeping and  opened his arms in front of us to say....'take me please...hold me in your arms'....owowow my heart broke but need to be strong in such a moments !!   My opinion is that it was to abrupt, he is only 3 years old !! He saw them one's before but still difficult...you know they're like strangers for him..i'm sure it will be ok after a while but he needs time, he is so fragile !!  The parents brought some biscuits for him, so i took him sat down next to his mother and said ' look what she brought for you...say thank you mum...and give her a kiss....and he did it !! Yes yes yes....after a while he even sat on her lap...i was so proud of him !!

2nd and 3rd of February 2011

This are my last days.....i spent most of the time to play with each of them....and i brought some cake and mango juice for everybody.I almost cried when i had to say goodbye to th lovely kids... had a good time here, was a very rich experience !! Sometimes it was hard....took a lot of energy out of me.....felt powerless....some emotional moments....but it was all worth !!                                                                                                                         I'm proud of what i did overhere....i gave all the love that i had as much as i could !!

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alain et patricia 21-02-2011 17:20

We are very proud of your work you did in India The weeks you spent there will be for you an experience you never will forget in your life.

annick 21-02-2011 21:53

waauw stephke,prachtig om te lezen,zo mooi,zo ontroerend.xxx


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