Thursday, June 11, 2015

Meet Baby Dawn

We have a new baby girl at Happy Life.  Baby Dawn joined us some few weeks ago after being abandoned in hospital.  She is so calm and peaceful; I just love looking into her small face.  We thank God she is feeding and sleeping well.  Watch this space... soon she will be bouncing, cooing and smiling like our other happy babies.  God we thank you for this beautiful gift of a baby.  It remains true that 'children are a heritage from the Lord; the fruit of the womb is a gift..."

Jayson and Benson find 'Forever Families'

Some days are quite exciting at Happy Life even though with a tinge of loss.  Jayson joined his mum and dad some two weeks ago, while Benson left us on Tuesday into the loving arms of his now 'mum and dad'.  The parents came to take him home accompanied by two relatives and their pastor's wife.  In Africa a baby is usually received by several people, mostly close kin or a trusted friend.  I felt like a midwife handing over a new born baby to his welcoming relatives.  Benson clung to his mother's shoulders like he had always belonged there.  This world still has wonderful people and good things do happen still even in the face of rejection and abandonment.   Mum Teresa of Adonai House in Juja had to hold back tears as she watched one of her sons go; but she had a great smile too... because, for us at Happy Life, letting go of these children is part of our mission and vision.  I thank you Lord for Jayson, Benson, and for those wonderful families that they now belong to.



Wednesday, June 3, 2015

The Blessing that Volunteers are

After a quiet season, we were so excited at Happy Life to receive Julie Ewers, Abby and Cindy in May.  Their love for and the dedication to the children, and the wonderful gifts touched our lives in a very special way.  The babies were also beaming with excitement to have loving hands around them; and of course our dear mothers appreciated the much needed help in a big way.  Thank you my dear sisters for coming to Kenya.  I pray that many more will book flights and come over.  We are waiting for you...