The time has passed so quickly as today was our final day with our partners here in Taiwan. And oh, what a day of adventures...
Just a little glimpse into our amazing 1st day at Cathwel...
As we pulled up to the Cathwel this morning it felt so familiar. We were welcomed warmly and shown up to our rooms to start our day.
It never stops being amazing to see the little ones come in. Their bright, dark eyes looking up at you. Some are shy, others look at you and those little eyes sparkle. And each one is amazing. Each one in their own way. The older boys who show off their English and put together Lego sets really fast, all the while watching you out of the corner of their eyes to make sure you are still watching them. The baby repeating a word unexpectedly. It is amazing.
Happy Monday! I hope you are following our Superkids trip to Taiwan on the blog right now! We are planning to post a Taiwan post each morning and an advocacy post each afternoon.
I have been on a lot of Superkids trips and have seen many heartwarming things. I hold so many special memories in my heart. Today was one of those days I won't be forgetting and I know I will tell the story when I speak of my favorite memories.
Just a quick post to say that we made it to Taiwan and our team is all together. Tomorrow we go to ChungYi.
Sunday morning runners, families, and friends will gather for the 47th NYC Marathon! Gladney is honored to have 8 runners this year in the race! Wendy Stanley and Beth Anne Pellegrino, a Gladney mom, gathered with Gladney family and friends to kick off an exciting marathon weekend!
Joe, a runner from Fort Worth, is pictured below in his first marathon. He and 7 other runners raised almost $30,000 for Gladney this year! This is Gladney's 3rd year as a charity participant in the NYC marathon. Thanks to Colleen Christi who helped initiate Gladney's inaugural year in 2015!
With only 2 days to departure for our Superkids trip to Taiwan it is time to be sure everyone knows where to follow and get the best updates while we are gone.
Note: Since we are going to be traveling in Taiwan and posting about our trip but we also have so many files of children from China that we want to continue sharing about I will be putting China and Taiwan in the post title to tell you where the child is from.
Sebastian is a sweet 2 year old boy who is described as active and outgoing. We met him in October of last year. He was very attached to his foster mom and had fun throwing a pen on the floor over and over. It reminded me of when my boys were 1 and would intentionally drop a toy just to watch me pick it up!