Saturday, October 27, 2012


Carla is my friend.  She is twelve years old.  Her mom recently died of AIDS.  She is really sad about losing her mom.  Her dad is sick.  Carla has to cook and clean and go to school and do homework.  In spite of her tough life, I have never seen her without a smile on her face.

Today, Carla is visiting.  She is jumping on the trampoline.  Katy is teaching her to do flips.  She is hanging out in the hammock.  Today, Carla is laughing and playing and being a little girl. 

I wonder how long it has been since Carla got to spend some time being a little girl.  I wonder if today is the first time that has ever happened for her.


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