Wednesday, June 27, 2007

story time

Yesterday I got Nikki up and took her to McDonalds for a cheeseburger. Nikki said that she does not want to see chicken or rice for a very long time, so she requested McDonalds! LOL

Heather, if I had known that Nikki was going to be stuck in Atlanta I would have had you go meet her. They were suppose to have like a 20 min. lay over, but then they got delayed for two hours!

So while we were talking she told me that they did great things down there and that they in return were so blessed.

Nikki said the children that stick out in her mind were these two little girls that just looked so sad. She found out that their parents had left them and that their uncle beats them. In one of the pictures you will see a lady holding these girls. Nikki said that what you can't see is that the older one has a cut on her head from uncle hit her. The cut was sown up with blue thread. Nikki went to these girls and told them that she was once beat by a man that was suppose to protect them. She also told them that they too can over come this.

Nikki said that Nicaragua was very hot this year and that putting on the clown makeup just made her face itch.

On the last day that they children were there they got to go horse back riding and four wheeling on the beach. That sounds like a lot of fun to me.

I got a call from Nikkis team leader yesterday. She had to laugh at Nikki because the bus that the group was traveling on kept breaking down. Nikki was always the first one to get back on the bus while everyone else was not to sure about this.

I had to laugh. I have two cars that are just like that bus! That is why Nikki was not afraid.

The leader also told me that they are going to do another mission trip to Mexico this year. This one has a price tag of only $350 dollars, because they are driving down there. The group will be building a church. Nikki is so excited about this trip because she has never been on a building trip before.

It also looks like they are going to cut the Africa trip short and do both Africa and Nicaragua next year.

I better get moving. I do have a lot to get done today.

8 comments:

louiseb411 said...

great pictures, Glad Nikki had a great time it must be good to have her back  Louise

plieck30 said...

Nikki is a kind young woman just like her mom. Nice pictures. Paula

cgtperkins said...

Thanks for posting pictures, they are great. You must be so proud of Nikki. She sounds like a wonderful young lady.......the apple doesnt fall far from the tree!!
Hugs
Carrie

seraphoflove9001 said...

I love the pictures. ;o) You are such a wonderful mother! :o) Your daughter's heart will reach many! :o)
Lisa

hugsdoodlewacky said...

((((((((((((((HUSTOYOU)))))))))))))))))))))))You have raised an amazing child.Have a nice night.I ove the pics.

lisa41076 said...

Awwwwwwwww Kelli Nikki is so beautiful and she has a huge heart like you !!!!!!!! You must be so proud of her, Hugs Lisa

gehi6 said...

Very interesting pictures.  Enjoyed the stories.  Too bad about those girls getting abused.  Too bad.  Gerry

lurkynat said...

how fascinating! thanks! love,nat