Life without mirrors

027I felt dumb.  It didn’t hit me until the other day when Denise was talking about it.  I must have 50 pictures of the Liberian children gathered around me…and they would always want me to take their picture and then ask to see their picture that I took on our digital camera right after I took it.  I just thought they were excited.

Then Denise said it…they wanted to see themselves becuase most of them had NEVER SEEN themselves before! 

Can you imagine…a life without mirrors?

The picture below shows the children swarming one of our team (Rich) with his camera and then when they saw I had a camera some started to sprint toward me.

 

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~ by Greg Lee on March 6, 2009.

2 Responses to “Life without mirrors”

  1. So many things we take for granted. When we traveled to Bulgaria to pick up our girls, one of the men in the group brought one of those old instant polaroid cameras just for the purpose of taking the kids pics in the orphanage and giving them their photo. For many it was the first time they had seen themselves. After giving Kayla and Mariyana their pics, the girls held onto them for days. I still have them though they are quite rumbled and worn now.

  2. My heart is breaking right now – my kids were just fighting over who could use the leapster and these children don’t even know their own faces. I am drawn to say that even if we have nothing, we still have everything in Christ. Thank you for stirring my heart this morning and giving me some much needed perspective.

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