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Sweet Wadley

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Sweet Wadley,

September 12, 2015. Your 5th birthday and the day you got to run into Jesus’ arms.
It wasn’t supposed to go the way it did. We were praying hard for your forever family to find you. We had plans for a beautiful cake and a party on Monday. Instead you got a much better birthday than we could ever have done and a much better family than we ever could have imagined.
I miss your cuddles, the way your arms would fall around my neck when I picked you up and held you just so.
I miss hanging out under the mango tree with you, reading, cuddling, and just talking about what was going on around us.
I miss comforting you when you weren’t feeling well.
I miss greeting you each morning and every time I walk in the door.
I miss rubbing your head and kissing you on the cheek as I leave the house.
I miss helping you do motions to songs in school.
I miss helping you practice sitting up.
I miss helping you color, shake an instrument, or discover a new toy.
I miss watching your eyes follow …

The Promise House

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The sound of laughter of pure joy from a child
The smell of rice, beans, sauce, and meat cooking on the stove
The sight of children working on mastering new skills
The feeling of love when cuddled up with a child
The sight of a child’s face lighting up with a big smile knowing they are loved
The excitement of a child beginning to crawl, sitting on their own, or playing well
The sound of nannies talking amongst themselves as children nap
The sound of music playing in the background
Each of these sound like a part of a typical home. Each of these are present in the new Promise House at COTP.
We currently have eight children from one to eight years old living in this space, all with varying forms of special needs. Each child plays a special part in this home and each child is worth it all.
Our oldest goes to school in the morning. He is very active and loves to play on the playground, run around, and do gymnastic like activities. This one will always invite the people he knows to come and sit dow…