When you have sixteen girls, it’s hard to find time to spend a lot of one on one time with every girl. A few years ago I started the tradition of “stealing” the girls. On my free day or in my free time I steal a a girl a away for a couple hours and spend time with just them. Normally it’s during a meal time. At the beginning of the school year I make a list of their favorite foods. It can be a meal I have to cook or it can be from a restaurant in town. What ever they want. When we’re done we sit and talk, play on the play on the play ground, go hiking, make cookies, you get the idea. It’s a great time to hear what’s going on with them, what their home life is like and for the older girls, their dreams for the future. This past week was Bianey’s turn. She wanted to make pizza and play on the swings. She’s s girl after my own heart, when I gave her the option of tomato sauce or pesto she chose pesto! When we cut open the bell pepper we found a “baby” pepper inside.
What a yummy pizza, pesto, chicken, bell peppers, onions, jalapenos, garlic, sausage and a little cheese! We used my soaked whole wheat bread dough to make the crust.
A little bit about Bianey.
Bianey is an orphan from Sonora, Mexico, about an eight hour drive from here. During the summer she lives at the orphanage with her older sister and brother. She is ten years old. This was her first year here. She is such a bright and intelligent girl! I was blown away on how quickly she learned sign language. She came knowing only few signs and now she carries on rapid fire conversations! A few months ago she asked Jesus into her heart!