Wednesday, June 9, 2010


Under the shade of big tree we buried Kelly this afternoon. Many Tongan songs were sung, tears were shed and Kelly was laid to rest with a peaceful breeze blowing across the African bush. We all knew a day like this might come but never did we anticipate how hard it would be. Kelly rests with Jesus and plays at the Lord’s feet now. We thank him for the time we had to spend with her and how her sweet, calm spirit touched our lives in such a short time. I am certain that Kelly will not be forgotten anytime soon.

Today we took a half-day, Its nice when you make the therapy schedule! We did our morning at the Haven. Rach and I are with feeding this week and we have seen so many wonderful changes in the babies since week one. As a matter of fact, almost all our babies are now rolling and babbling. Sometimes it sounds like they are down right talking, in Tonga! Ha. There little personalities are really beginning to show too. Teagan is the happiest baby I have ever know, she never meets a stranger and she loves to be cuddled. Darcy is a Ham. She smiles and laughs and giggles, and she only has two teeth, Love her. Megan is kinda serious, she does not like carrots or chicken and veg with peaches. Hamilton is our Superman, he has gained weight and the “Aunties” even call him fat. Ha Ha. Lushomo is also so serious, he has a worried look in his eyes but it receeds when you make him laugh. Miller, oh MillerTime, he is so sweet. Loves Rach and gets kinda jealous when she’s lovin on someone else! Chowlee is super inquisitive and always likes to be the center of attention. Matty is a little bitty thing that really likes to be nuzzled up next to someone. Amanda is our resident princess, she cries when no one is paying attention to her or when we demand too much out of her. Bennett is a star, he has a sweet little smile and never complains that he itches, he has congenital syphilis, just always greet with a big smile and a coo. Dennis is Rachel’s man, he is tiny and cute and stiff as a board. He hates tummy time and is not afraid to tell us about it but oh his sweet little smile could melt butter!!

Tonight we are celebrating Ian Tullos’ 13th birthday with a trip to Jordan Rock and some hotdogs and guacamole and chips! Mrs. Hamby bought the most gigantic alvacados I have ever seen! We, being from the south, are more excited about the chips and guacamole then the party, Yay Ian, turn 13 again tomorrow!!!!!



  1. So sorry to hear about Kelly. Think about the aunties who have to deal with that all the time. It's amazing they still have the ability to love them knowing what might happen if they get to attached.
    Glad all the other children are doing well and are being little spitfires! Good to know they have somewhat similar personalities to kids here.

  2. I love all of you!! I am so sorry for the loss of Kelly, just hearing that she had past on brought tears to my eyes and I know that her passing left sadness in your hearts, but she is not suffering anymore and she is in the presence of the Father and Son! Thank You for giving us alittle information about all the children. I love hearing about them and seeing their sweet faces. Keep up the great work and I hope everyone has a great time at Jordan Rock!

  3. That is so sad! I am sorry to hear about the loss of Kelly, but the ceremony sounded beautiful. It is good to hear that Hamilton is gaining weight. Ian's party sounded fun. I hope he had a GREAT birthday party!!!

  4. Aww that is so sad! I am so sorry yall had to experience that! So exciting that he is gaining weight! I love hearing about all of their little personalities, I'm sure yall are getting so attached to these sweet babies! Hope Ian had a great birthday!!

  5. I can't even imagine how hard it was losing Kelly. I know she will be in better place. Love u guys and praying for u. So glad that you have told us about the kids. After reading all these blogs I feel like I know them. I hope that they all continue to thrive.

  6. Wow. I can't believe that about Kelly. I'm sure she is in peace now, though. Thanks for telling us about the kids you are seeing. It is interesting and wonderful how many kids you are helping!