Friday, July 17, 2009

I Love All The Kids

Today we visited with Alexsey again. I think he is getting cuter every day. Every time after we drop Alexsey off at his group we stay for awhile to play with all the kids.

I enjoy being there with them all. They are all so cute and I wish I could just take them all home. If I could, I would. Today, I gave all the kids a ride in our stroller. They all enjoyed it so much. When I started running with them they would laugh. I just love hearing their laughter. After every kid got a turn, one of the caretakers said, that was enough.

Then, I started running around and they chased me. While I was running they kept on saying, "Mama, Mama." It was so sad to hear that because every one of the kids should have a mama. Like I said earlier, if I could take them all home I would.

There is this one particular girl who as soon as she sees me will run up to me and give me a hug and say "Mama, Mama." If I could be her mama I would. I don't yet know her name yet but I will try to find out tomorrow.

Every time after we bring Alexsey back, there is this one boy who will just hit him on the head. We don't know why he does it, he just does.

When I get older, I think I'm going to adopt. I think then I would be a real Mama then.


Tina in CT said...

You are mature beyond your years and have an open, loving heart. You will make a fine mom when your are grown up.

Tina in CT said...

P.S. Your parents must be so proud of you. You not only earned your money for the trip but have so much love to give.

Teri C said...

You are having a life experience that very few people will ever have. And you are learning so much about human nature. I am so glad you are writing these notes.

Anonymous said...

You are an amazing girl. The world is proud to have you in it! The time and energy and love you have given those children is priceless!

Rachael said...

I'm sure this experience will be life changing for you. I hope you do adopt someday!

Terri-Anne said...

<3 Kids have a way of tugging on your heart-strings, don't they!
I agree with you, that EVERY child deserves to have a Mama to love them!
Don't rush into it, when you get older. In God's time, I believe you will be an amazing Mama. <3

Anonymous said...

You are so sweet Julia. And you're right, it's so sad that they don't all have parents. Why does the little boy hit Alexsey? Does Alexsey seem sad when he does it? He sure seems like a happy little guy, Dennis too. I bet it was fun playing with all of them.

Have Fun,
Jodi Lewandoski

Michelle said...

you will be a great mother.

i'm really proud of you for giving all the other kids so much attention. you're showing them love that they get so rarely, if ever, except for their caretakers. i'm sure it means the world to them. keep up the good work. :-)

- michelle

Mary said...

What a lovely post - you will be a fantastic mama and I hope you do get to adopt someday. I too want to adopt when I start building my family (though not for a few years yet as I'm only 22 :-P ).

Praying in Florida said...

So glad it is going well! It was wonderful to read your post and hear how you are interacting with the children and how much they love you and vice versa! You are one special young lady.

Annie said...

Julia - I hope you do adopt. It has given me the most joy of anything in my life - though I love being a mama to my biological children, of course, there is something so miraculous about adoption.

Isn't that "mama" thing amazing.... Though, actually, it is a pretty handy way for them to address grown up ladies without worrying about a name or title.

CassidyJo said...

Hi Julia!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It's me Cassidy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It sounds like your having an amazing time in Ukrain!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
did you see my comment from a couple days ago? My e-mail is
I miss you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

hadassahrose said...

You are so mature and kind! :) I hope this trip is extra special for you - and that you remember it always.

rachel said...

that is really cool julia love you rachel.I miss you too

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful post. You are a great writer and have a great loving heart. You'll be a fantastic mother some day. How luck your new little brother is!

-- Sara P in St. Paul

Jessica said...

I love reading your blog. It has me laughing then crying. You are already a better "mama" than many 3 times your age are. God is shaping you for something very special!!

DreamCatcher said...

I wish I had seen your post earlier. I know that some day you will be a wonderful MaMa to some very lucky children. You have a heart of gold and you are destined for many amazing thing. I hope the remainder of your trip is as great as it's been so far. *huggles*