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4th Oct 2010 Posted in: Magical Moments Comments Off on Back Home Again…

Dear friends, I would like to share with you a magical moment … One day I walked with my dog near the lake, and my dog sniffed some bag. I saw that the bag was moving. I opened that bag, and guess what I found??? There were two little puppies. And I took them to […]

3rd Oct 2010 Posted in: Magical Moments Comments Off on Teaching

Do you have a special day that you will never forget? I remember my special day like it happened yesterday. My sister was two years old and I was six years old in first grade. Maria and I were in our room, in our tailor on West Salem Rd. I was just getting finished with […]

3rd Oct 2010 Posted in: Magical Moments Comments Off on It All Falls Down

Lightning may not seem very frightening to you now. But, what if lightning struck a tree that almost hit you. It was the most frightening babysitting job I’ve ever had.  It was around 6:00 one September night at my neighbor’s house. Loud thunder and bright lightning filled the sky. Little three-year old Charlie, the diva […]

3rd Oct 2010 Posted in: Magical Moments Comments Off on Speechless

Wham! I’m speechless.  All year I had given speeches. Little speeches, big speeches, election speeches. This one however, was my last. It’s June 3rd 2009, students, staff, and parents cram into the immense, up-to-date gym at Melrose Elementary. It was my last day as Student Council President, and my emotions ran high. Waves of adrenaline […]

3rd Oct 2010 Posted in: Magical Moments Comments Off on Helping a couple with birth

On Saturday, 8th of March, 2008 while the women were celebrating the International Women’s Day, a woman in my neighborhood was in a difficult situation because she was having labor pains. It was three hours later that her husband felt the need to knock on my door, looking for help to carry his wife to […]

3rd Oct 2010 Posted in: Magical Moments Comments Off on The day I helped Amadou

I still remember the day I helped Amadou, my colleague from the village who had some difficulties in mathematics. It was during the holidays and we had a two weeks stay in my father’s village. One day Amadou, a 5th grade student and the most mischievous child in the family, surprisingly asked me, in his […]

3rd Oct 2010 Posted in: Magical Moments Comments Off on Ending violence

I was returning back home from school under a burning sun, I saw on my way two young boys fighting violently. One of them visibly bent on dominating the smallest. Seeing the magnitude of the situation, my reaction was immediate. I ran to separate them but it was difficult. While I grasped and pulled one […]

3rd Oct 2010 Posted in: Magical Moments Comments Off on A little girl and a big road

I was about to cross a road one day, a double track with heavy traffic, when a little 5 years old girl came to me asking to help her cross. I suddenly felt fearful, wondering how parents can leave such a little girl to cross by herself. So I took her hand and we crossed […]

3rd Oct 2010 Posted in: Magical Moments Comments Off on Relieve her hunger for a day

One day while I was walking, I came across a woman who was so tired looking that she attracted my attention. I observed her for a few moments and realized through her attitude that she was hungry. Looking at her, I felt something in my heart that urged me to help her. Fortunately, there was […]

3rd Oct 2010 Posted in: Magical Moments Comments Off on Helping a family

Once my Nanny and I went to the food pantry.  I helped bag up all the food.  Then we went to a family’s house that had a lot of cats, a dog and either 7 or 12 children.  They planned to have a nice Thanksgiving.  It made me feel good to help a family. Sophie, […]

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