I arrived at the church this morning and was immediately blessed by a woman who walked in with a donation of three big dry erase boards with markers and a few bags of other school supplies. I can't imagine more perfect timing as today was the first day of school. We have been so blessed by the generosity of God's people during this past week..it almost brings me to tears. I have jumped for joy and done a little dance as I have sorted through boxes of donated children's books and school supplies. It's like Christmas all the time! The kids did well for the first day of school since arriving in America. We handed out brand new backpacks full of school supplies and their was much clapping, shouting, and rejoicing. For those of you who are familiar with children's literature, I read "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" to all the kids at the end of school today and they LOVED it :) I'm happy to finally have the chance to read to them, as it is one of my favorite activities.
Do you remember the first time you ever made chocolate chip cookies? Well, tonight I got to relive that experience as we taught the girls how to make cookies with our host family. They were pro's and enjoyed the fruits of their labor at the end very much!
Hope you are enjoying the beginnings of fall wherever you are (except for those on the other side of the world :) The temperature is dropping here in the middle of the cornfields in Illinois and the leaves are falling. It's my favorite time of year and I am happy to experience it in so many different places.