Friday, November 23, 2007

Samuel and the Koreans

Samuel is a friendly little guy. He absolutely loves people. When George's friend, Jim came yesterday he ran out the door yelling, "Jim! Welcome!" When I gave him the talk about some not so nice strangers, he said, "Well, you start talking to them and their not strangers anymore, right? I can make the mean people good by being nice to them.

Today, we went on our usual walk to the retreat center near our house. It's usually a solitary walk, no one in sight. We typically walk down to the creek and Samuel and Maia play in the water. When we walked through the big field today, it was a sea of Koreans, there from all over the U.S. Most of them seemed to be in their teens or younger. Many people would duck out or turn around and head home. Maybe go in another direction. But what did Samuel see? An amazing opportunity to meet people and play. And that's exactly what he did. He and Maia went right to the center and both of them were busy playing within minutes. Sophia sat back with me and ate leaves. She's a bit more tentative and was hungry.
I love these pictures. He's oblivious to the fact that he looks different.