|David's had the same great smile since day one!|
|David in 2010|
What a far cry from where he is today! David now has close and loving relationships with the other orphanage children, and even helps out frequently with the babies and younger kids. He loves to help and gets will happily escort little ones around, grab napkins, and help hand out food. His tantrums have declined to next to nothing, and he can frequently be convinced to stop himself before losing control. He still has some trouble with rocking and retreating when he's in pain - in August he had a bad blister of some sort inside his mouth, and I only discovered it because I went to ask him why he was rocking in a corner instead of playing with the other children. He still didn't say anything but dissolved into tears from the pain when I asked him repeatedly what was wrong. The poor boy is still afraid of the hospital and prefers to try to hide his illness - but he's improving in leaps and bounds, and we are working hard to constantly reaffirm his secure and loving place in the Nkoaranga family.
|Playing field hockey with Claire|
David, we are so proud of you and how far you've come, and we know you are going to do an incredible job in school next year! We love you!
Update: Our wonderful boy Abdulli is also now fully sponsored! Huge thanks to Emma Shaw, the Williams family, and the Bianucci family! Now we just have to find that last $1,500 and all the kids will be able to start school in January! Thank you to all our amazing supporters.