Zipping Around


This day has been one that our kids at the Toddler House will remember for years to come as the day Donna brought them scooters! We used to have upwards of 4 scooters and 3 tricycles buzzing around our large flat yard at any one time. But as the months wore on, and the toys were in use from the moment the kids woke in the morning to the minute they fell asleep at night, the toys wore out one by one. Leaving us with none. We’ve noticed in the last months (since our new kids came from BRESMA and slowly we built up in number) that the older kids, especially those of 4 years and above, are needing a way to burn off more of their energy in the confines of our compound. So when Donna Greenfield wrote three weeks ago and asked me what she could bring that would be especially nice for the toddlers, scooters was on the top of our list. Donna wrote back promptly saying that years ago she had received a razor scooter(the light collapsible kind, perfect for in a suitcase) as a funny gift from her coworkers and had not known what to do with it, since her kids were grown. But for some reason she had hung onto it. Including hanging onto it through TWO moves. Now that is commitment! When she grabbed for her summer clothes to pack for this mission trip to Haiti it had fallen out of the back of her closet, reminding her it was there. When she received my email days later she knew it was God’s purpose for that scooter all along. WOW!!! Isn’t it amazing how God works. I love this story! Donna shared her story with several others and with their generosity she was able to bring three new scooters to Haiti for our kids! We are SO grateful!! The kids had an AMAZING time today zipping around the yard, racing, turning, spinning, and yes, definitely wiping out. Rilinxe fell so many times, and each time he hopped right back up and shook it off, ready to go again. Thanks Donna for an amazing day, and the fun for months to come.

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6 comments (Add your own)

1. Kae Elliott wrote:
Thanks for a fun-filled first entry. The kids look so joyous in the pictures. Scooters are wonderful for burning off excess energy - may they last forever. Hugs and prayers for all. Kae

Wed, April 21, 2010 @ 1:04 AM

2. angela wrote:
Molly this is so wonderful! i have not forgotten about the scooters since being home and i am so glad that some have been brought to you already! i can imagine the joy! such tough kids for getting right back up, too much fun to have to get upset about a wipe out!

Thu, April 22, 2010 @ 2:17 PM

3. Sylvie Cormier wrote:
Good job on the first blog Molly! I am looking forward to read more on Kidz Korner!

Thu, April 22, 2010 @ 3:05 PM

4. Ruthe Johnson wrote:
those little faces are just sweet and they look like they were having so much fun....thanks for the pictures. It will be fun to hear from you about their days

Fri, April 23, 2010 @ 4:10 PM

5. Cesily wrote:
Are there any other special toys that you would like for the older kids?

Mon, April 26, 2010 @ 5:25 PM

6. christi wrote:
Hi Molly and Joyce, Much has happened and many children and visitors have come and gone since I visited 2 years ago! At that time, I brought 2 trikes and 2 scooters. I will NEVER forget the look on the kid's faces when they were having fun with those toys! All of those kids are now in their adoptive homes and you are caring for new kids. And those toys are long since worn out! Wow - the work you do is IMPORTANT! Thanks for your attention to the details that make GLA as "home-like" as possible. I think of GLA often and follow your blogs while keeping you in my prayers......Love from Christi (Anna's mom)

Thu, April 29, 2010 @ 11:02 AM

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