Rob (from Ireland) has spent this summer volunteering here at New Day Foster Home and has written a guest post about the joys of watching (and helping) Gabriel learn to walk.
Being at New Day for nearly three months gives me the chance to see lots of kids made big strides in their development. Sometimes in the day to day it is hard to see how far they are coming, but when you look back over a longer time you can see how fast the kids are growing up! I've seen this so clearly with Gabriel. When I first got to New Day, Gabriel was just starting to practice walking. He would attempt to take a few steps when holding tightly onto both of your hands. He was always so cute and so proud of every step he made!
Next step for Gabriel is walking further and faster as his balance improves. While I am sure he is ready to have that freedom, we aren't sure if we are quite ready to be running after him!
Thank you Rob, for serving here this summer, and for walking with Gabriel.