A series of posts from Grace over at withsomegrace.com got me thinking about my exposure to kids less fortunate than mine (and a lot of yours).
On our way home from the UK, which we had decided to leave so we could grow up and start a family, we traveled through Africa. In Uganda we spent some time in an orphanage which I later found was full of kids orphaned by HIV. I’d never been exposed to anything like this before and it really got to me. Throughout the whole trip I’d spend traveling time on our overland truck trying to come up with clever ideas to solve their problems. I still haven’t done that but I have remembered that it’s important to do something. This year I’m going to do just that and purchase something from oxfam.org.au.
Checking themselves out on the digital camera
…heads, shoulders knees and toes, knees and toes…
…Cheeky, chatty, shy, thoughtful…are they really any different to Aussie kids?