As our Amecet tradition, we stood still today by the children who passed away, this year. We lost in total 9 children, not all because of HIV, but also due to an illness or a sudden sickness. We all came together in our living room and several staff members lightened a candle for one of the 9 children and said some few words about the child. From the nine children, 3 died at home and one in the Hospital, but 5 died in Amecet. And it was emotional for several staff members, it is if we felt again the pain and the suffering of the child.
We have Morning Glory flowers growing outside, that are flowers which blossom only for one day, but they are beautiful!! Our children are like that, they might only blossom for a short time, but they were beautiful.
As a sign of life for so many children who are alive and doing well, I had asked some children to pick flowers and put it in a vase. This is what Cathy did, but okay, there are flowers and they are in the vase, so no complain..........
It was a good time together and we closed the meeting with a bottle of soda!!!