Lasallian Volunteers 2006-2007

He has called us each by name...

Thursday, November 23, 2006

To keep or not to keep...

While returning to school after a field trip recently, I was talking to a 5th grader about being adopted and he asked some very specific questions:
Him: "So where are your parents now?"
Me: "They're in heaven."
Him "Oh, so you were an orphan"
Me: "No, my aunt brought my sisters and I here from Poland."
Him: "So your mom is your aunt?"
Me: "No, I was adopted by other people. My aunt already had kids of her own."
Him: "Wow Mr. Paul. I would have kept you."

I was astonished by his words. A 5th grader telling me that he woulda kept me. I was all warm-n-fuzzy inside.

Thanks little buddy :)

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