Saturday, July 24, 2010

ten year old boys

Toward the end of my time in Romania, I spent one exhausting day surrounded by ten year old boys from three different orphanages... fourteen 10 year old boys!

While their aches and pains are real- the consequences of abandonment, hurt, and even abuse- these little boys couldn't help but bring a smile to everyone's face.

I've come to believe that most ten year old boys have some similar characteristics...

For instance, ten year old boys love to climb trees:

They take games very seriously:

They run with abandon:

And they will stop everything to wrestle:

Ten year old boys love gadgets:

They can be serious when they need to be:

But they never miss an opportunity to clown around:

Ten year old boys- no matter what country they live in, what language they speak, or what clothes they wear, all love super heroes:

Enjoy the ten year old boys in your life- and remember to say a little prayer for some of these ten year old boys growing up in orphanages in Romania!



  1. Awesome blog Anna, you definitely have a gift for both photography and writing. I'm looking forward to reading more!

  2. Well said! Wish I could have been there....

  3. Thank you all for your kind words! This was truly a memorable trip...hopefully many more trips like it to come!