The mothers were so kind. So patient. They allowed me to shuffle them around from station to station with hand signals and the few arabic words I learned. Mainly I just smiled a lot and said “Kaif Halik” (How are you?), “Shukran!” (Thank you), “Jameel” (Beautiful) and “Tamam” (Good). The children were quietly following their mothers. They’d reach out and give me a shy little handshake. And I would melt.
While the mothers and children were waiting their turns, many were requesting I take photos. My camera ended up getting passed around so that everybody could have the chance of seeing themselves. Mothers were calling to their friends to come and see the photo of them. Lots of laughter ensued!
I’m going to leave you with some of those very photos so you can get a glimpse of the beautiful people and children we had the pleasure of spending the day with! [new_royalslider id=”40″]