Strawberries

I am having such a hard time keeping up with this blog right now.  Partly because I have a new baby who wants to be in my arms every waking hour.  Partly because I am less motivated to blog when I am not in Mexico.  And lastly because for some reason I feel more hesitant to write things when I know that many people who are reading are people I see all the time and not so far away.   I am working on it all…. that’s all I have to say.  Anyways we just had a really wonderful weekend in Saskatchewan with some old friends and many new ones.  I will share about that soon.  For now I wanted to share some pics I took of the daycare kids before we left Mexico in June.  We had the opportunity to take the kids out strawberry picking.  It was a lot of fun for everyone, but for me tinted with some sadness.  The kids ran up and down the rows jumping laughing and joyfully bringing handfuls of strawberries to fill our buckets.  I laughed and played with them too, but I couldn’t help but think of the future.  You  see, most of the kids will end up working in those fields for a living like their parents do.  They will work long hours, in the scorching sun and relentless wind.  They will be payed horrible wages for hard work while the ranchers they work for get rich.  They will live a life of of poverty.  I hope and pray that for these kids life will be different.  In reality things do not look good for those sweet kids, the cycle of poverty is not an easy one to break, and I have yet to come up with a solution.  I hope I can help make things different though, that God will show us how we can be a difference!  I can’t wait to go back.

So what do you think?
  1. Krissy Jake-Smith says:

    Amazing to watch the kids grow up with each post. Love you guys!!

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