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Entirely Different

Back to my entirely different life here for a week now. To be honest, I had a pit in my stomach as I was landing on my 3rd and final stretch. I couldn’t wait to see the girls but coming back after already living here 5 months was an entirely different experience. Remembering how nervous and anxious I felt in January coming here for the first time alone. This time, I was so calm. But the new, exciting feeling is just not there.

The girls knew I was coming, but didn’t know what day. It was SO fun to surprise them. You quickly forget how long the travel was. They are growing so fast and becoming even more beautiful. I started teaching English again a few days after I got here and haven’t noticed the girls lost any that they’ve learned. Especially the little girls. They learn so fast. The school is in the building next door to the home now instead of in the home like it was. It’s so much better. We have more space and it feels more like a school having the separation.

I can’t post any pictures of the older girls now to protect their identity. Sadly, their are many that are at risk even being in a safe home. A week before I got here, one of the girls’ mothers showed up and was trying to take her back to the brothel with her. They told me all the girls were protecting her and holding her back from her mom. Can you imagine? To think what they’ve already been through and have to continue to go through is heart breaking. This particular girl has a lot of anger issues. I keep thinking how they can heal but continue to be in this position with their mothers. It’s going to be a long road.¬†She is starting to come around to me and even asking me to read and hang out with her which wasn’t the case before. And I love every minute.

On another note..I raised everything I need for my expenses and way more! So thank you thank you thank you to everyone who helped make that happen! It means so much to me! It was my first time doing any fundraising and I was blown away by so many peoples generosity. I’m already thinking of things I want to do for the girls or a place I can take them since we have the money. It’s exciting! I’ll keep you posted about it!

Thank you so much for the support. I appreciate it more than you know. Knowing I have a lot of people behind me is a great feeling. I can honestly say it’s all worth it when I’m with the girls. Here’s a few photos of the young beauties.

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One Response to “Entirely Different”

  1. Lori says:

    So wonderful to see you this summer, Maggie. Keep the faith! Good things are ahead. These girls are just beautiful. Love and hugs, Lori

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