“Miss Kathy, I played!!” Hamden exclaimed.
“Wow! What did you play?” I asked excitedly.
“No, I played to God!” he said exasperated.
“Oh, you prayed!!! That is so great! What did you say?” I asked.
“I told God thank you for creating things and for creating me!”
This was my favorite moment from a very long day, yesterday. Hamden is little boy who has wanted to be in our tutoring program since he was three years old and still using a pacifier. He is finally in first grade and old enough to be a Whiz Kid and he can’t stop smiling.
This little boy is from war-torn Sudan. He lives here with his large extended family in a small apartment but the joy in his eyes and soul permeates an entire room.
I love this little kid who makes my tiring tasks of setting up for a tutoring session seem so completely worth it. I hope he keeps, “Playing to God!” and that God hears every little word that comes from his mouth. This kid is special and I am so glad he is a part of my life if only for a short hour each week.
Thank you for making my day, Hamden!