Today was a work day. The ladies and I worked to do administrative work. We collected data and updated charts, making sure that all of the children were known and accounted for. The men built a toilet with a wall and put up a fence and filled holes so the children were safe. As we all worked, we Listened to the children in their classrooms, singing songs. I do not know if they were gospel songs or not, but their voices are incredible and it made me happy to hear them. These babies are blessed beyond measure and they have no idea that they are struggling. They are unfamiliar with the rest of the world and this life; this simple life of joy and diligence is all they know. Sometimes I wonder how my life would be had I not known the things I know or had not been given the things that I have. Some of these children seem better off than I am because they do not have the things that I take for granted. Therefore, I am weary and they are filled with joy all the time.
The guys seem to all think that If i was here another week, I would know creole. They all spend time teaching me words and phrases; working on my pronunciations and diction. My accent is terrible, but they see that I am trying. We laugh. We joke. I am learning. Pastor Reggie continues to make comments about when I come back to teach. I feel more ready a little each day. I'll work on it and continue to pray on the opportunity and on the journey.