Just 10 days after receiving Jose as a correspondent, I received another new lovable little guy as a correspondent! Jesús is from Peru, which I was excited about, because I adore my two other Peruvian kids. Isn’t he just adorable? And when I viewed his profile, he also had a video on there! I can’t post it here, but I did take some screenshots to include below. Jesús is also 7 and has also never received any letters or gifts before now. I could just reach through the screen and give him a big hug!
I updated my “About” page, but I thought I’d post it here too. A few little tidbits about who I am 🙂
“To the world you may be just one person, but to one person, you just may be the world.”
This quote has been a favorite of mine, mostly because I’ve been blessed to have a few of those people in my life. People who were/are the world to me, and I’ve seen firsthand the amazing impact it’s had on my life, especially during tough times. I have no doubts that God has clearly called me to make a difference in children’s lives. It’s my purpose and mission. And one of the amazing ways I can do this is by sponsoring children who are very in need of not only monetary support, but also love and encouragement. I want them to feel how I felt, and hopefully I can be their “person”.
I’m a special education teacher, who works with preschoolers with special needs and behaviors. I work in a less fortunate area, and while that sometimes proves to be a challenge or a frustration to try to connect with families who don’t want to be involved or who show forms of neglect to their children, it’s a blessing to be a part of giving these children the extra love they so desperately seek while also helping them learn and grow. My years have also been spent with countless volunteering opportunities in working with children. What can I say? I love them! 🙂
Some other facts about me? I love anything arts and craftsy to relax me. I’m a big chocolate lover, but my other favorite? Pickles. My favorite color is the bright and sunny yellow. I’m a huge polka dot lover, and it’s very hard for me to pass up anything polka dotted. I love Jesus and praise His blessings in my life.