Monday, July 4, 2011

Message of the Day -Jane

This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; being a force of nature instead of a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances, complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy. I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community, and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work, the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake. Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.

– George Bernard Shaw

Journal by: Emily

After resting during the lovely weekend my teammates Jane and Terri and I were all preparing ourselves for the day that lay ahead. My mom, Terri, told us about how she thinks she might need to see a doctor because she might have pinkeye. Yikes! Once we arrived at the hospital, Michaela and my mom left soon to go to the doctor leaving Jane, Lorry and myself to take care of 13 wild kids and toddlers. Ion and Alina were their hyperactive selves; Carmen, Elena and Big Ana Maria were very calm all day as usual; Vali and Little Ana Maria were sweet and cuddly today also.

Jane and Lorry got permission from the nurses to take Ion, Alina and Miastra outside.

The other highschool volunteers and I stayed inside with the other kiddies.

Before lunch I walked into the bedroom to find an amazing surprise! Gabi was back! I scooped her up and held her close, whispering little things in her ear. If only my mom were there to see this sweetheart again. Hopefully she will see her tomorrow.

Also before lunch, Paula left for a foster home. Surprisingly she was very excited to go. J

After our delicious lunch of soup and ham and cheese sandwiches, Jane and I enjoyed some time outside in the beautiful weather.

When break was over we returned to the hospital to play with the children once again. We played many games, helped Alina and Ion learn to do flips and fed the kids bottles.

Jane and Baby Ana Maria sure had some fun during bottle time! ;)

When work was over and we returned to the hotel to rest then eat a delicious dinner o chicken, broccoli, and rice with yummy ice cream for dessert.

After finishing dinner we made a quick trip to Lidl then returned to our rooms. I stayed in Jane’s room for a while to borrow some internet and chat with friends before going back into my room.

All in all, today went well and I am looking forward to tomorrow.

PS. Happy 4th of July America!