My name is Autumn Buzzell and I live and work in Ghana, West Africa with City of Refuge Ministries. Here, I run our school, Faith Roots International Academy, and get to be a part in rescuing and the healing of children who have been trafficked into the fishing trade, orphaned, abandoned, and those who just need a little extra loving. What an amazing gift this life is!

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Monday, July 11, 2011

More on the kids

I'm returning to my blog post about the kids. Maybe I'll have the energy to tell about a few more before settling back in for an evening of working on next year's school programs.

This picture shows Miracle, Caleb and JJ. The Omorefe boys are balls full of energy, each with their own sweet personality, and they are so much fun! Today, I'll celebrate them in all their glory.

Miracle has this sweet way about him. He loves to be loved and because of that, he comes up with all kinds of stunts to get a little bit of attention. He's a funny boy though and he loves to laugh and giggle and especially loves to be tickled! He has shoulder displasia, but you wouldn't know as he is as active as he can possibly be and he never wants to be left out of ANYTHING! He is a competitive little boy and he never lets anything hold him back. His best frienemy is Micheal. They have this wonderful love/hate relationship--one minute playing together to their hearts content and the next minute, beating each other up. Such boys! My favorite things about Miracle are his hands in mine...he loves to hold hands to and from school and he's my little pal on the way home, usually chatting, along with Mary, about the latest and greatest story or tale of woe.

Caleb is a touch boy. He loves hugs, kisses, and loves to play rough. He has a spunky attitude and it's hard to keep up with him as he is going, going, going all the time. Sometimes the spunk is hard to control and turns into 4 year old temper tantrums, but when he's able to be calmed down, he turns into moldable jello. My favorite time with Caleb is right when he's going down to sleep, he wants a big hug and a kiss and wants to pray together before going to sleep. As much as his stubbornness can be frustrating, his sweetness melts my heart!

JJ is just flat out adorable! He is such a fun kid! This boy has learned so much this year in school. You can sit down with him to read and he can read just about anything that he sets his mind to. I'm proud of his accomplishments! He is such a funny boy too! He loves to dance and frequently gets lost in his own imagination. Sometimes, I wonder what it would be like to be inside his head for just a moment. I'm sure his mind is filled with such adventures. JJ isn't what you call a risk-taker (he's a first-born after all and us first-borns are known for playing it safe), but when he feels safe, you can find him doing something a little on the wild side! He can be more reserved than the other Omorefe's, but that makes his shows of affection all the more real. What a sweet, sweet boy!

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