Monday, October 31, 2011
Doto & Kurwa
These kids come from a variety of different backgrounds and tribes and I find their stories to be very interesting. As sad as some of them are, it's amazing to see where they come from and why they are now here at Cradle of Love. One thing is for sure - if they were not here, they wouldn't be alive right now. They are blessed to be here and I feel blessed to know them. I love being a part of their every-day life and watching them grow. They probably won't remember me when I move on and they grow older, but I pray that God will pour His love through me and into them while we're together and create a basis for their characters to build on - a Godly basis of love, security, and confidence that they can carry through their childhood years no matter where they are or what their future holds. I pray that God will give each one of them the assurance of His fatherly love and guidance and provide the opportunity to get to know Him as a friend.
The pictures above are of twins, Doto and Kurwa. They are extremely sweet children. Neither of them fall into the temper-tantrum category, which is a lovely characteristic. They are helpful, selfless, a bit timid at times, and very funny. Kurwa is brighter than Doto and has been attending pre-school for a few months now. Doto has just joined us, though, and is catching on quickly. Kurwa has meat on her bones, and Doto is like a little string bean. Doto actually reminds me of Sid the sloth from the movie "Ice Age." I'm not entirely sure why, but maybe it's the way he talks or his facial expressions. He has giant eyeballs that almost pop out and a huge forehead to compliment them. You have to admit he's cute, though, and if you heard him say, "I love you," you would just melt right into a puddle. Kurwa has the cutest laugh and sparkling eyes. She can count to 10 in English and Swahili and she's a fast learner. I don't know if it is because her cloth diaper is so big or what the deal is, but her walk is much more of a waddle...quite similar to a penguin.
Doto and Kurwa are here because their mother died at childbirth and their father is so poor he cannot take care of them. They will move onto another children's home or orphanage with in the next year.They're two-years-old now and I love them to bits!