It has been several days since we last saw the first group of children, and we have missedÂ them already. I cannot hide my joy when I meet them, watching them run with a big smile in ourÂ lap. They started attending the Greek school and we are proud and happy about this progress, butÂ their absence is noticeable.
It is 11:00p.m., October the 5 th , and the day is Wednesday and we are looking forwardÂ to meeting them. Although their day began by visiting doctors to get vaccinated, the day goes onÂ with surprises and awesome activities. Our meeting point was set at a large shop with school andÂ technology products. Children came into the shop and observed every item with their eyes wideÂ open and full of enthusiasm. We visited the floor with school supplies, so that we can pick all theÂ necessary things they need. At first, they were cautious and timid, finding it hard to choose whatÂ they wanted but with our guidance and encouragement they finally came to a choice that theyÂ liked and that was useful for school. Their faces were filled with joy, smiles and satisfaction.
With their basket full we went to the cashier in order to buy them. Their kindness and gratitudeÂ was obvious.
Happy and holding the shopping bags in our hands we continued our walk in the city.Â The routes we followed are in the city center, we took pictures, we sung and we head toÂ Navarinou Park in order to play. There we found a fountain, where we played with the water,Â chasing each other, laughing out loud and having lots of fun. After that we visited theÂ playground, where they ran to the swings and the slide, meeting and interacting with otherÂ children. Pleasure and happiness were painted on their faces, carefree and beautiful moments andÂ memories printed in their own book of life.
After playing games, teasing and laughing comes the time to say goodbye to theÂ children. It was an awkward time and filled with emotions, where we said goodbye with wishesÂ and hugs and with hope that we will meet again soon.