This is my last official Ornaments for Education post.  But, if you happen to be reading this after Christmas, don’t you worry.  You can still donate.  And then you can use your ornament as a holiday rearview mirror decoration in your car!  Don’t you think your rearview mirror looks a little lonely?  I’ve been trying…

There’s something about bringing a kid off the street that gives you a special bond with him.  For me, Awner is one of those kids. He ran away early 2012.  It’s such a helpless feeling to get word that a child has left and you have, let’s see, 52 days before your next trip.  Dang…

Learning a new language is really, really hard.  And I’m convinced that for every couple dozen new Spanish words I stuff in my brain, I permanently lose one English word.  It’s frustrating to be mid-sentence and come up entirely blank on the next word in either language.   At times I find myself speaking English…

Brayan is a little cutie who is sometimes the sidekick in a budding lip-syncing career of another little Proniño cutie, Wilson, aka Mini Beiber.  (I just made that up, I’ve never heard anyone call him that…) These pictures are too cute to just pick one. In a home bursting with boys who more often than…

To know Valentin is to love him. He is articulate and poised and kind.  When the boys gather for a group photo and without speaking, simultaneously decide to look tough, Valentin still puts on the sweetest smile. This is like an easy game of Where’s Waldo, only it’s Where’s the kid with the most genuine…

I’ve been sitting on this story for a while now.  Figuring how best to present it.  The decision to write it today came down to this being a story about a smart kid and I’m raising funds for education.  See the correlation? This is how I first met Eduardo. Yep, that’s his middle finger. He…

Last weekend, I surprised the Proniño kids by showing up unannounced.  They always know when I’m returning (sometimes down to the day) and my next trip was scheduled for January.  Oh the looks of confusion on their faces as they saw me, had an internal crisis as they worried that somehow they had slept through…

Denis Gabriel has a remarkable story.  In a minute I will start from the beginning, but first I’ll tell you about the Denis Gabriel that I know.  Mainly because I’m going to read this to him in 24 hours to get his permission to post this and I want to butter him up with all…

© 2014 The Children's Home Project | Made Awesome by Shrein Media, LLC
Top