Saying good bye is always difficult. The connections felt so strong by both visitors and children. The lack of distraction makes feeling so deeply happen that much faster. The stark difference from the visit we have experienced and the life that we live back home. The abundance. The excess. The stress. How do you piece this together in your soul. Growth is uncomfortable. Whether your feet are growing and your shoes  too tight. Or when you mind and heart try to understand this experience both at the same time. The common thread  in both worlds is love. The sameness of our needs. The sharing a smile, a hug and laughter. What ever way love is expressed by anyone it is valued. Our donors, our sponsors, our board, our web designer, our editors, our marketing specialists, our fund raisers, our golf committee, nursing, medical, dental,teachers, students, technology expertise all share their love through the gift of their talent.

It is making a great difference. Just a year ago we had undernourished,dehydrated, sick ,depressed,under educated and deprived children. Today we have emotion, hope an and growth. The love shared is a gift for all.

Erickson taking care of the new goat at La Concorde.

Erickson taking care of the new goat at La Concorde.