Each photo is of a woman and child. The woman is my wife. My wife radiates immense joy, giving, completely caught up in the moment , the total wholesomeness and rapture that only a woman can display when she's with a child.
Hey, it's a man writing this! I just don't have the words to describe everything that woman is feeling at the moment captured in those photos!
India April 2006. Soon after Savitri was in tears.She was overwhelmed.
One of my treasured photos. Possibly the greatest photo in our collection. Well any photo of Kay is treasured.....but that is rather special. I don't know how many photo competitions I've wanted to enter it into... but I don't , because it's already won all the competitions I could think of ! And it's better than that, because it wins a competition every day I see it hanging on our wall, by the clock. And now there's another photo hanging beside it.
Each photo is a record of finally meeting the children we sponsor through Childfund . Sponsoring these children stimulated our interest in their lives and their countries and so we planned travels to visit and meet each. In 2006 we travelled back to India to meet with Savitri. Read about that here-Savitri
And last August we travelled to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to meet Hanna, and her family. And we'll be posting a blog about meeting Hanna shortly.
Here's the second photo-
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Aug 2010. Meeting Hanna.
Now that there are two photos hanging there, we were chatting today about the missing photo. You see it's not that we lost it, or it got stolen...it had never been there because we haven't visited our third sponsored child ! But now we've visited Savitri in India, and Hanna in Ethiopia, I'd noticed there's one missing.... Cirilio, a bright young boy 6 hours drive southwest of Dili, Capital of Timor Leste.
Today while walking our dog we were chatting about visiting Hanna and how we'd visited Savitri, and I said to Kay, that there's something missing at home, a photo.
"I've been thinking the same thing !" Kay replied.
Looks like a trip to Timor Leste.......