Thursday, September 16, 2010

School Begins Again

September 1st marked our 6th year of school opening at the "Future of the Family" kindergarten. As usual, the children have cried for the first 2 weeks, eaten more nutritional food than they knew existed, and used bad language -- once and only once -- because Habibe has a rule that they are given ONE chance to switch off the bad language before she goes to get their parents and they have to miss a day of school.

We were laughing the other day and reminding ourselves that this adjustment period only lasts about 2 weeks, and that the next time they cry this much is because school is almost finished!! By that time they would live at the school if they could.

It is always so exciting to see the transformations in their young lives in the short period of 9 months. Life will never be the same again for them. We are so grateful for this little kindergarten and the teachers, students and families that are part of it.

Thanks to all of you who have invested your time, your talents, your monetary gifts, and yourselves in the lives of these children.