|FROM “BUSH BUNNY BRENDA“|
DATE: MARCH 25, 2023
IT’S ALL ABOUT BABIES TODAY
It’s a BIG happy family that lives in House 6 (the Zebra House) and House 7 (the Leopard House). The many infants and toddlers are flourishing and growing rapidly as they learn how to relate to one another through play.
The local visitors who were supposed to come today had to cancel, so I quickly snapped a group shot of this big family in their colorful clothing at the spontaneous mother’s meeting we had this morning.
Eleven foster mothers and our Children’s Assistant Director under the covered playground by the infant homes.
Any meeting with the mothers must be done at their home, as they now have 17 children from ages 2 months to 4 years to care for. You may ask “Why 11 mothers?” In order to give each of the mothers a break from caretaking, we need enough mothers to care for the children plus continue the clothes washing, meal preparation, and going to the market. It’s a bit easier now that the children are growing up and can play independently.
It was a fun time this morning with Capena catching me holding Susanna, who decided she must sit on my lap.
Brenda with little Susanna in her lap. Fatima, Children’s Assistant Director in the background.
I am sharing a few snapshots of our fun time with them on Friday. Thanks to our visitors’ cancellation, Capena and I could just relax and join in the fun with the children. It was wonderful!
Baby Joao sleeping, with Fatima, far left, and Little Gilda in the middle, along with 3 of the Foster Mothers.
I received a phone call while there, so Ambrosio took his Foster Mother’s phone and imitated me.
FROM OUR FAMILY TO YOURS, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, FOR HELPING THESE CHILDREN HAVE A FUTURE.
BUSH BUNNY BRENDA LANGE
AND THE BALAMA STAFF