03 December 2015

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{anticipation...}
 


 
{sometimes, all one needs is a car...}
 


 
{this little bug immediately donned her jewellery...}
 




 
{are you for real, Santa?}
 
 
{but Santa, this does not look like a real beard...}
 
 
{last weekend we attended a Christmas Party at a place of safety. Grandma volunteers there during the week. Most of the children there have parents but they are orphans in the true sense of the word. They have experienced things no one should ever experience. It made me think of the type of home I want my girls to grow up in- the type of home we try to create every day- a home filled with love, security, a place where they can explore, grow and learn, a place where they can make mistakes and still be loved unconditionally, a place where they can learn the values and morals needed  to become kind, gentle, caring, capable adults. Adults who have respect for others and themselves. And my hope for every child not growing up in a loving, safe home is that they find someone who will give them the love, self-believe and respect every human being deserves... I pray that every one of these children find a home where they are nurtured & loved & doted on...}
 
 
 

20 comments:

  1. Such beautiful photos! Children are so cute, and perhaps these kids are especially endearing.
    Becoming older, one understands more clearly how love and care are necessary for children, and sees with horror how many need to grow up without them... And before Christmas this topic is more important than ever.
    Thank you for sharing these photos!

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    1. Thank you, Sara. It is a sad reality that so many children grow up without knowing love + feeling secure.

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  2. Jandi, this was so heart warming and touching. What a lovely sentiment before the holiday season.

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  3. I just read an article ( I can't remember where) stating that there are less children being raised as kind. I'm not really sure how the heck they figure that out though. I have been a mother for over 27 years and I can say that if you are kind, and show kindness, you will probably have kind children. I think you have started the right way. It seems like you have a very caring heart and I'm sure your children will as well. The teen years are the hardest.

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    1. Yes, kindness is SO important. I can believe that so many of the bad things we have seen lately would not have happened if the perpetrators had kindness in their hearts. Yes, children usually model what they see. Thank you for your very kind words.

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  4. That little boy with the car is so cute. Lovely photos.

    I read some years ago that if a child does not learn empathy by the age of 2, they can't learn it later. Sobering thoughts.

    Thank you for wishing I get over this sickness.

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    1. He was the sweetest little thing- totally oblivious to everything but his new car... So much of what we become has its foundation in those first 2 years...

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  5. brings back a lot of memories :) Thanks!

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  6. Every child needs a great home!! Wonderful post.

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  7. Good to see the little tykes getting some love, jandi.
    ~

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  8. Oh Jandi! So true and beautifully put. It is such a task in our world to bring them all up so carefully. Pray for me and I will for you. Children are so "fresh from the hand of God". They are sometimes glimpses of Heaven.

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  9. a very think santa :) did he finish taking him away the beard?

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  10. This post really touched my heart :) The pictures are just beautiful. I share your prayer, every child should have the love and warmth of a family. Thank you for sharing and linking up :)

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  11. A thought provoking post - especially so at this time of year when we all should show a little kindness to everyone - I will amend that to say we should all show a little kindness whatever time of year it is - lovely photos of beautiful children.

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  12. Hello Jandi, I am glad these children were able to enjoy the party and gifts. All children should have a loving safe home.. Beautiful post and images. Happy Monday, have a great new week!

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  13. This is so sweet and a great way to give something to these little ones that have such struggles in life.

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  14. Oh my! This is the true spirit of Christmas. Those precious babies need all the love they can get. Thank you for loving them.

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