Thursday, August 12, 2010

Signing Off...

Today is my last day at New Day. This afternoon, I will hop into a car that will take me to the airport, and with that, my 6 months here will be over. It's amazing how quickly time has passed-- yet, it is even more amazing how many things can happen in just 6 months' time.

I have seen children go from weak to strong. I have helped children learn to sit up, scoot, and walk. I have waved goodbye to children as they left to join their forever families. I have lost Chase, whom I had the privilege to name. I have heard children whom we thought could not talk, speak. I have seen miracles happen.

When I came to New Day, I thought I would come for the benefit of the people here-- to love the children and maybe teach some English to the nannies. I did those things and more, but I have come to learn that the one who benefited the most from my time here was me. I will never forget the lessons I've learned and the wonderful people I met in China. Thank you, New Day! I'll be back as soon as I can :)

Just a few recent memories:

Signing off for now,
-Jess L., intern March-August 2010


  1. Thanks for pouring your life into these children. We were only there for a brief time in April when adopting Evan. I can only imagine how life changing it was for you! Once you step into their little slice of Heaven at New Day one can't help but be forever changed.

    Have a safe journey home!

  2. wahhhhhhhhhh, bye Jess!!! I'm sure you will be missed muchly!! Thank you for giving up 6 months of your life to serve these hidden treasures :)

  3. Beautiful post that capture how NDFH changes lives ... and not just for the orphan!
    Best wishes to you Jess!

  4. Bye Jessica! It was a pleasure getting to meet you at New Day! I have a great picture of you holding one of the babies in our scrapbook! I will be praying for all the Lord has in store for you!!! You rock!!!