Usually our deadline is the 15th of the month, but since I was on my way to Ethiopia, I asked Joy if I could try to find something yellow in Africa. So all week, I was taking pictures of yellow things. Just before we left the orphanage for the last time, I took photos of all the little signs above the babies cribs so that I could remember their names. When I went back to look at the pictures, this humble picture spoke to me more than all those other yellow images. I get Pottery Barn Kids Catalog. Everything is monogrammed. Kids names are on their towels and backpacks and over their beds, but it isn't there to remind their caretaker what to call them. The beautiful thing, though, is that this little girl already has a family waiting for her. They had brought a book of their pictures to put in her crib.
Hopefully in a couple of years this little girl will be as happy and settled and just as full of play as the little girl in Joy's photo.