• Belmopan, Belize •
Elise is no average girl. Brought to the children’s home at the age of five, she was a carer of two siblings through her nights on the streets, had always been a fighter and a leader, and is now a pattern for many at her home.
She also wants to be a doctor when she grows up and is already a highly skilled blood pressure taker.
Now that Gabriel, Juan, Angelica, and Alejandra
have been properly introduced,
it’s time to say goodbye.
But I hope you won’t forget us,
nor the other kids at the children’s homes,
but that you will keep us in your thoughts and prayers
as we continue on this journey called life.
Finally, meet Alejandra.
She sings in Quechua, has a beautiful voice,
and most likely will become the next Renata Flores.
But most importantly, green apple dum dums are her favorite.
Continue reading “Alejandra.”
She pretends to be shy.
But don’t let that look fool you.
She is the queen of cuddles, princess of silliness…
and she does a mean frog impression.
Back at the children’s home, Gabriel was quite the fighter.
He and his twin sister had been found beside a river.
He made it, but tragically his sister didn’t.
Back at the orphanage,
Juan mourns over his friend,
who had recently passed away.
Cuddle time with Gabriel at his home in
“…Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them,
for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.”