For many years now, we have packed boxes at Christmas to be delivered around the world to children in need. This year WE GOT TO DELIVER SOME!!!!!! It was so awesome to be on this end of it. When we would get our boxes together to pack with Eden back in the US, we would talk about how fun it would be to be able to deliver them too. The boxes that came to Tenwek were for the patients in the pediatric wards. We had always pictured kids jumping and yelling, excited to open the gifts and see what were inside. Needless to say, that did not happen on the peds ward where many of the kids are really sick. But we did see shy smiles, with some kids calling out and waving to us. Each bed on the ward had a Operation Christmas Child box by it. I didn't take many pictures. Only two in fact. It didn't seem appropriate to take too many. But we wanted to say to those at home who worked so hard this year to purchase and pack boxes for children overseas...Great work! Keep it up! And THANK YOU!
Photo taken with parental permission.
Mike (pediatric surgeon) and Julie (nurse/mother to two) living in Kenya, East Africa