Sparrow Fund to support their "Ayi For a Day" project by ordering a kit. Ayi is the Mandarin word for nanny. The box arrived and I started to plan our day in regards to how/when to use the box. The kit was full of hands on goodies that made this day real for the girls. There were Chinese snacks, green tea, a newspaper, sleeve covers, shoe covers, a small toy, and a typical schedule for a ayi included in the kit. Because my girls are so young, the hard spiritual truths in this kit were beyond them, but it was very real to this momma's heart as I read about the daily schedule of these women, whom cared for my precious Chinese babes while they waited for me. I can only imagine what it is like to care for so many babes at one time with so few resources in a land that doesn't value these little, abandoned lives, knowing that you must say goodbye day after day never to see their faces again. This kit gave me a small glimpse into what a day might look like for them, and it prompted us to pray for them. Honestly, this kit changed me as I watched my darling babes interact with it. I have spent little time dwelling on the hands/hearts who have loved my babes before I did. It certainly led me to pray for these women who do so much to care for the least of these in a place that is so beyond hard to be.
Ayi For a Day in pure preschool fashion. When I introduced the kit, I presented dress up uniform pieces, gathered toys to play out nanny, and introduced the sacrifices, as well as my daughters personal stories and experiences, as they could handle it. Anna LOVED this day. She loves all things baby so this was right up her alley.