May 12, 2012

You Win Some, You Lose Some

I made a baby cry in El Salvador.

And it broke my heart. I love kids. So much in fact, one of my friends nicknamed me “Baby Velcro.” Be still my heart when two of my great loves meld: missions and kids. So when I spied this sweetie in the Ataco marketplace , I couldn’t wait to scoop her up.

Now usually the camera is a great way to interact with kiddos. A super fun way for them to see themselves. I started clicking away. {that’s our sweet translator from Compassion International, Carla. We adore her!}

She quickly became wary and I managed to turn her smile upside down . . . fast!

Please pardon the blurriness . . . I was trying to step away as fast as I could while repeating to her mama, “Lo siento mucho.” {I’m so sorry!}

As you can see, her brother thought it all amusing. Ha! He was a rascal. Yes, I love kids and missions, but still have a lot to learn. One lesson I learned though is Ya win some. Ya lose some. {Smiles!}

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  1. I absolutely LOVE this post- missions and kids are my two big passions also! Every time I read one of your posts I think I would so like to meet you in person because I feel like I am reading my own heart!

  2. Sharon O says:

    She is a sweetie … you didn’t mean to make her cry she was just scared. God be with you…

  3. Awww. Too funny! I feel like the kids in my life are all complete hams when it comes to being photographed.

  4. awwwww…..Sam……..I am sorry that happened….but the pictures are still darling!

    I am sure after some professional counselling she will be fine. 🙂

    Love your heart~

  5. It happens to the best of us. I’ve made the two kids in my house cry LOTS of times 😉
    I sponsor 2 kids in El Salvador and I’m dying to meet them. Maybe someday!
    Hugs from Roanoke!

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