Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Farewell friends :(

When we knew there was another team from the UK we were a little apprehensive. Not knowing who they were or how we would work together but there was no need to worry!
Within a few days we felt as though we had known each other for years. It's strange when you are together 24/7 just how close you become and how you bond not only because you have to but because you genuinely get on! It's lovely that the one thing we all have in common is a huge heart for these children and for serving at Kid's Life.
We have had so many laughs and shared some lovely memories together. We have seen them sponsor and make 2 special boys very happy!
We have had UNO extreme time every night! That's where all our sarcasm comes out as we can't be sarcastic around the children.....they just don't get it!!
I'm currently sad next to Rezzie, she's the same age as my sister so it's been lovely having her here :) She is an amazing girl! So funny and so incredibly random! We have made songs, cried and laughed...a lot! She will be missed!! It's so lovely that she has been able to come and experience this place at 16! She's known about Kid's Life for years as her church are heavily involved here. She's been a huge inspiration to the girls here that are the same age. They have really taken to her. :)
Tom and Matt have sponsored Malachi and Op and they have made them smile so much in doing so! It's been beautiful to see them play together, sit together and enough being in each others company. We were all so excited when Matt told us he was sponsoring Op! We did get excited about Tom too but he didn't tell us for a day or two!!!
Had a great time in our kids school with Tom and Rezzie! Tom is training to be a teacher and boy can you tell! His planning is fab! We will miss his organisation! We will also miss Matt because he provided UNO extreme, locked up and gave us crisps! :)
One more member is the team leader himself! Without Richard they wouldn't be here and we are so grateful to him for bringing them and getting really stuck in with out team, our singing and of course the frog story!

They have been fabulous! We have been one big team and we really are gutted to see them go. The children did a goodbye performance for them and it was lovely!! The boys were breakdancing and Will made his debut! The girls danced and the boys sang! My little boy sang as Clee paid guitar! It was so lovely! Couldn't help crying a little knowing so this would be the video I watch back at home! So proud of him!
We had to end the night with UNO and oreos! We for a little carried away an finished at 11pm! With a 4:50am alarm its safe to say we are all emotional and tired today!

So that's it! We start with some Tough goodbyes! This won't be the last time we are with them! We hope to be able to visit each others churches to share our experiences :)

Laura x

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