For a while now, I have been wanting to help in an orphanage or school, particularly with children that have lost their parents to AIDS. Yesterday I overheard a mother at Tanzi's school talking about a community preschool that had opened it's doors that day. I asked if I could come and help. She said that they are so understaffed that I would be very welcomed.
So off I went this morning...........
The preschool has enrolled about 30 children between the ages of 1 and 6. Most of whom are either HIV positive or have full blown AIDS. A couple of the kids are not infected, but have just recently lost both their parents to this terrible virus.
What an eye opener......... at first they were unsure and frightened of me..... but after an hour of crying, they eventually settled. The morning ended on a very good note with me running after the little munchkins playing 'The Tickle Monster!' Squeals of delight were even heard!