Saturday, July 19, 2014

Hello my name is Magdala.

I am the new kid on the block so to speak - a beautiful addition to the HATS family.  I am wondering if one of the men of HATS, called Keith, might recognize me.  I will be here with the other children waiting for you to return , with your wife this time, in October.

I am the new kid in the HATS family

Magdala, trying to figure out who Luckner is

Magdala did not had access to 'mother's milk' or to regular good nutrition.  She is little and not yet walking on her own.  Mama Karen believes with the nutrition that is available here at the mission, along with lots of love, prayer, affection, and stimulation, that before long Magdala will be toddling around after her new sisters and brothers.

As soon as the temperature dropped a little in late afternoon the children dug out our two old strollers to see if one was in good enough condition to take their new little sister on our regular afternoon walk along the canal.

Everybody look at our 'new little sister'

Big sister kisses for Magdala

All of a sudden Jonathan is a 'big' brother

Sandra loves the walk back home with big sister Leica

Jonathan likes to return home with big brother JJ

A regular early evening play time in the yard before bed

Go to the top Sandra. I am coming too

Sandra, Jonathan, Jofky

Ti Luc says anything Jofky and Anne can do I can do too

The blog written Wednesday evening reported the employees were much better and back at work with no new cases of Chikungunya at HATS.  That quickly changed.  Germaine now is suffering with it.  She is in a lot of pain and unable to use the right side of her body.  Three of our employees were in flareups of it yesterday as well and unable to move around easily.  We, however, limped along here onsite and the important things managed to get taken care of.

Thank you for all your support for the HATS children.  Thank you for your support too now for our newest little one.  Without you Magdale would not be able to become a part of our family.      

I T    I S     A L L     A B O U T     T H E     C H I L D R E N

Blessings everyone.
Karen and kids

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ohhhhh, I'm sooooo excited. Welcome little Magdala. She is in good hands at HATS. I can't wait to meet her. I hope Germaine is going to beat this thing quickly. Hug her for me, but not too hard :)
Beate here by the way....

Sandra said...

Welcome to little Magdala, life will be better for you now, you will soon be running after the other children! She is adorable and I am sure is treated as royalty by the other children.
Sorry to hear about Germaine and other employees...give them my love and tell them I am praying for them.
Love to everyone

Keith said...

Wow. I remember very well the emotion when little Magdela first showed up at HATS. I could not comprehend the magnitude
of the decisions Karen had to make on this little girls' behalf. I am thankful that God in His mercy has shown the team that she should be part of the HATS family. I am looking forward to seeing her and her new brothers and sisters in October.