Monday, August 9, 2010

A Single Second

This was the most amazing thing I have ever seen in my entire life. Hands Down. We had our cameras ready and had been waiting by the gate for hours when we finally heard the sound of a van coming down the road. The anticipation was so great we could hardly gather our breath. We ran and jumped like little children exhibiting the joy B, M, and D didn’t know to feel.

Their lives were about to dramatically change.

When that car pulled into the gate and the parents got out of the car there were their kids, their sons and daughter, waiting for them. They gathered them into their arms for the first time and placed the first kisses on their heads and cheek and hands.

The first of many hugs kisses and tears from a parent to their child.

They had parents.

Parents that loved them and promised to care for them for the rest of their lives.

These kids used to sleep in a room with 13 other kids. Now they sleep in a room with their brothers and sisters and parents down the hall.

They used to have scores of volunteers come in, love them, and then leave. Now they have a family that loves them and will never ever leave.

They used to wonder why their parents abandoned them. Now they need only to look up and see that their parents are right there.

A life can change in a single fleeting second and theirs changed the moment the doors to that van opened.

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