Misty Eyes, Full Heart, Can’t Lose

Every once in a while, I write about my experiences as a volunteer in the Chinese section of the Shenyang International School.  Since the fall of 2010, I have volunteered in this English immersion program for little cuties.  Little, amazingly smart and funny cuties.  I am so privileged to be a part of their village.

Bulletin boards, door decorations, copies & printouts, laminating, reading aloud, crafts, more laminating.  Zipping winter coats and colorful backpacks, opening snack bags, watching at recess, pushing on the swings, being “it”.  Saying “use a small voice” and “sit down please” twenty times a day.  Encouraging reading and writing, hugging, listening, smiling, laughing and so much more.  An absolute privilege.  They fill my heart every day.

If you have 10 minutes, you can enjoy three great songs and take a look at the beautiful faces that filled my school year.  http://youtu.be/6Z-SXtth-Ro

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I started this blog in 2010 as we prepared to move to Shenyang China. Since coming back to the US in 2015, my writing has been less consistent. Trying to find a voice here...

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