Tuesday evening a plan was being formed… the “big kids” were sitting around dreaming of sunshiney days and hot afternoons, remembering back to last August when they had a chance during summer vacation the spend an afternoon in the pool. Late in the evening they worked out the idea and early Wednesday morning as Joyce headed out into the yard a single sheet of lined paper stood out to her. Fresh and full of clear unsmudged penmanship the paper had obviously not been sitting their long, “someone” had carefully placed it where they hoped she could not miss it and waited in hiding to make sure she picked it up. Click on the letter above to read it yourself.
Craftily written the butter her up with compliments and then in the end just tack on their request the kids got their point across. Wednesday passed by, school and classes went on as usual, I am sure they wondered if their plan had been too weak. However Thursday dawned bright and sunny, and with it being Fete Dieu in Haiti the kids had off of school with too much idle time on their hands. About 11 0’clock we sent them all in to watch TV as we turned the hose and and started to fill the pools. Everyone kept having to use the bathroom which made a great excuse to run by the door and see how much progress was being made, then report back to the TV room, where no one was able to concentrate on “Signing Time” nor had any interest in trying to make the motions. Finally lunch time rolled around… and after the minutes ticked by slowly till we called the first group of kids to come down and change. Two larger groups of kids spent a collective total of 3 hours in the water. The clouds rolled in and a few rain drops sprinkled but it didn’t keep them from jumping between kiddie pools, trying to make tidal waves, holding their breath the longest under water, and seeing how many friends they could squish into a Rubbermaid bin of water at the same time. They had a great afternoon and were so appreciative of the special activity!
“I will be glad and rejoice in you;
I will sing the praises of your name, O Most High.” Pslam 9:2
Posted on Fri, June 24, 2011