I arrived at HFC while all the kids were in choir practice. It was their first choir session in several years and they honestly sounded pretty good. They were singing a worship song in two parts with the boys echoing the girls. Despite the fact that over half the boys were not singing (how many teenage boys do you know that want to be in choir?), the two parts were quite harmonious together.
We spent a quiet weekend together, playing lots of Uno, Skip-Bo, Casino, and rocks. There was no major drama, no one was giving me the cold shoulder (though Kattia was pretending to be upset because I’m not staying at HFC long term), and it was almost relaxing. Nounoun graced me with her sweet attitude for the first time in almost a year – we played with dolls together several times, making clothes and jewelry for them. Duck and I also had a very nice time, just talking and hanging out and occasionally chasing each other around the roof. When I can pull him away from the Playstation, he really is a character. Emmanuel seems to be doing great. He is drawing, reading his Bible and working on the purity study that 2 visitors presented to the boys in August, and was thrilled with the Jackie Chan movies that I brought for him.