A school for immigrant children--many of which are displaced war refugees--had their back-to-school event this weekend here in St. Louis. Our church group went to help with registration, handing out backpacks, providing lunches, and just to help curb the chaos. It was so wonderful to talk to all of the kids and watch waves of euphoria wash over them when they were handed a brand new backpack or even a snowcone! The girl above giving the camera a peace sign told me that I was "sooooo lucky" to have been born in America. And you know what?
She's completely right and I needed the reminder. :)