Sunday, September 24, 2017

NDNorth: Thanks For Being You

As you walk into Clara's room at New Day North, you will be immediately greeted by an excited three year old and wrapped in a big hug- and probably given a few kisses. 

This little girl takes life whimsically... 

And seriously...

She loves helping, and Samuel seems to love it too. 

 Mindy loves a big sister's company, and Clara loves to supply it.

When there are tiny things to do with one's hands, no one is more intense than Clara...

And no one more enchanted. 

When you need a good friend, Caleb has found that Clara is just the right person to go to... 

And when we need an overdose of heart-tugging and adorableness, we know where to go, too! 

Thank you, Clara, just for being the wonderful you that you are. 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

NDNorth: To A Very Special Girl...

Six years ago, something very special happened. A little girl was born. 

She lived in a place that was different from most children, but she still grew and learned and was loved by the ladies who cared for her.

Ever since her foster brother, Frank, celebrated his birthday in July, Ruth has been asking "what about me? When is my birthday?"

"September," we told her. And then the day came.

All of the nannies and uncles and aunties gathered for a celebration, and Ruth blew her candles out (with a little help).

Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you! To a very special little Ruth... Happy birthday to you!

As much as we loved celebrating your birthday with you, Ruth, we sincerely hope that next September you will be celebrating your birthday with your forever family. You're an amazing young lady. We love you!