|Becky Reilly with the children|
|Our Kili climbers visiting the children|
|John and Priscus|
With all the visitors, we know come many fun lessons. This week we have had many great art projects and gifts from all the St. Joseph families. I would prefer them to write about their own experiences later, but I wanted to share a moment I had with a second grade student Margaret. She received a nice pink snap bracelet. After reading books with her after school one day I was walking to the street to help her cross. She showed me the snap bracelet and snapped it around my wrist. When I tried to give it back to her she said “No! I want it for you because you give me everything.” I told her “thank you so much, but I would be happy if you had it.” Margaret replied “No Mr. Terry you give me all, I want to give this to you, I love you.” There are no words to describe my happiness, joy and pride in writing this. It is so special to have children that you know are going to do great things. She is intelligent, driven and above all has a loving heart. Even after being given a great gift, she just wants to show love and thanks. We have a bright future at Stella Maris and so many of our children will grow and continue to make us all proud… Soon I will have a post from all the families here sharing their thoughts and highlights from their week. Also hopefully I can upload some video from one of our favorite highlights: The America vs. Tanzania soccer game!