Monday was a day of “firsts”:
1) School was re-opened with a wonderful program featuring a number of very talented boys and girls singing songs about school and friends – very upbeat. It was great to see all the children dressed in their new school clothes and carrying flowers for their teachers. Lots of proud parents accompanied them. We were very happy to be included in this event.
2) The hospital where we met the staff and children. It was my first time here, as everyone was new to me. Barb and Tracey had been to Romania before but not this location. Lorraine and Steve knew everyone, including many of the children.
I found myself watching each child carefully to learn as much as possible about their conditions and abilities. There are nine children, each with very special needs. There was so much energy in the children’s rooms, and almost all of them responded joyfully to the individual attention we were able to give them. It was a wonderful and rewarding first day and we returned to the hotel exhausted from and filled with our day with Alina, Gabby, Ionut, Luca, Luciana, Emma, Sammy, Andrei, and Delia.
Entry submitted by: Mary Ann
Message of the Day - Dan: “Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreased by being shared.” - Buddha