When Tessa was six months old, we knew she was going to be our social butterfly. She was happiest when there were many people around and was full of smiles whenever we would drop her off at the church nursery. She hasn’t changed! Once she got past her first week of Haitian school (and the crying that came with it) she’s been content and happy to go. She looks forward to school everyday. Watching her, I have been thinking that she just doesn’t mind all the kids around her and touching her. Seeing her interact with the kids in Astruc this past week confirmed this. She loved to be in the thick of things, hanging out with the kids. Her spirit makes her Momma proud!
That first Sunday, Tessa just loved posing with all the girls:
She had a blast collecting feathers with Drew, holding the chicken, petting the goat and riding the donkey too. Here you can see a little girl playing with her hair while she was holding the chicken. She didn’t mind one bit. She and Drew had a lot of fun together too. Much of what they did, they did together.
She played hopscotch for hours one morning while I was helping with the deworming clinic (more on that in another post). There were times when 2 or three other girls would hopscotch with her at the same time and she seemed to just roll with it!
She was thrilled to “hold” this baby
She and Braden decided one morning that the big sand pile would make a good slide. Needless to say, all 3 kids were filthy that week!
Tessa is a little “poser” when it comes to photos!
By our last morning there, after 12 hours days of constant activity and people, even Tessa got tired of everyone touching her. She was ready to go. But I am so proud of the girl she’s becoming. Her heart is full of love and all the kids are her “friends.”