27 April, 2011

It seems I fail at blogging.

I don't have much time left here in the Czech Republic and it really hurts my feelings. I've been doing a lot of thinking and praying, trying to figure out some goals and one of those goals is to blog more. The point of this blog was/is to let others know about my experience and I haven't really done that. So with that, I have come up with a plan that will motivate me to write more. My plan is to assign a theme to each day:

Monday-"Děkuju za.../Prosím za..." (praise reports/prayer requests)
Tuesday-"Confessions with Jessie"
Wednesday "[insert person's name here]"
Thursday-"Photo of the Week"
Saturday-"Word of the Day"

Cross your fingers for me and let's hope I can do this.

PS I will start Monday.

23 April, 2011

A sunny day at the park.

The sun has been peaking its head through the clouds quite often these days and I am very happy about this.

Last week, at one of the Kid's clubs, we went to the park. Honzik (little Hoziku) was more adorable and affectionate towards me than ever before. I feel this special connection with him, he doesn't speak (he can talk, but doesn't for some reason, his hearing is good and he understands things, but when it comes to speaking he won't. He has been speaking more lately though, I'll try and make him tell me his name or old he is and he'll whisper it to me, not always the correct sounds, but he's trying. Sometimes he'll point to his mouth and then shake his finger like saying I can't do it. But he laughs and he squeals when he's excited all the same.) and I still feel very limited in my speech so I feel like we are a pair.

As we were walking to the park, Honzik grabbed my hand and almost didn't let go of it the whole time; he gave me hugs (a rare thing he gives!), played with my hair, noticed that my fingernails were all different colors and made a thumbs up, he was just so sweet and it really got to me. There is something so special about him, I can't put my finger on it, but he is special.

We leave in four months and I can't tell you how much my heart hurts already. I've made really great friends, got to know some very interesting kids and the more that I think about it all, the more I realize how much I love each one of them.

My biggest goal now, is to make the most out of the time I have left here and not get into a funk from the emotions beginning to develop.