Today was a very special day at the Wolfson clinic. Only four children had permission to come today, which meant we could spend a lot of time with each of them and their mothers.
Lila was a slightly older girl, wearing a beautiful pink cardigan. She was tired and quite shy, particularly in the packed ward at the start of the day. After her assessment she fell fast asleep in her mother’s lap. Once she’d woken up she did a little bit of coloring with us and seemed to really enjoy the colorful bouncy balls we’d brought.
The fourth mother will really stick with me. She didn’t seem well herself, and seemed so worried and weary. Her eight month old daughter was so beautiful and curious about the world around her. She was completely in love with Joela (one of our volunteers) – breaking into an enormous smile when she saw her face. I can’t put into words how special it was to watch her face light up with joy.