The Moon Shines Down by Margaret Wise Brown: FREE book GIVEAWAY
For those of you who have never heard of Schlitterbahn, it is an enormousness water park that sits in the middle of our small Texas town. It has been deemed the biggest, best, most terrific, most wonderful water park in the world. Well when I was in Cambodia we went to a water park with over 100 children from the Asia’s Hope homes. And ummmmmm, this water park was a little different than Schlitterbahn.
Have you ever been to a water park with roaming chickens scratching the ground for bugs and stray dogs nursing their numerous puppies? The paint was peeling and the water was, let’s just say maybe a wee bit dirty. And yes, I did get sick after this little day at the park.
But the kids were so excited and they didn’t just have fun, they had a blast!
I’m sharing these pictures to simply share a day filled with endless joy. I hope they make your heart smile! As you look as these beautiful smiles remember that these orphans will never know a life living at “The Dump” digging for food, a life begging on the streets, a life as some other family’s slave, or a life in the horrible sex trade.
If you’re wondering what in the heck I was doing at a water park in Cambodia (and why I would share such a lovely picture of myself!) pop over and read my previous posts:
Part I: Can You Hear Me Now?
Savorn, on the red slide, is the Director of Asia’s Hope Cambodia. Savorn was a child who lived through Pol Pot’s horrific regime.
Do you think he enjoyed the water park? Trust me he did!
Every time I see the smiles on these young girls’ faces, I remember the life that they have been spared! Love those smiles!
What’s a little peeling paint and “pond” scum? The slide is still so much fun!
There were never enough tubes to go around. No worries! No fighting over the tubes. Just lots of sharing and the joy of a little float down the lazy river with friends.
That smile says it all! It was a good day.
In honor of all of the children around the world who need our prayers and love . . .
We’re giving away one copy of: The Moon Shines Down by Margaret Wise Brown
To enter this contest, just answer the following question in the comments section of this post.
Just say hey and in celebration of children everywhere, let us know where you’re writing from today: The United States, Texas, New York, Ohio, California, Australia, Britain . . .
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The winner will be selected at random and announced Friday, July 2, 2010. Check back it might be you!
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Life with Jeannine
We are truly playing around the world this week (all the way from Cambodia) and linking-up at Childhod101: We play