We have been receiving lots of new boys lately. In the house that we take care of, we added 6 new ones in the last week and a half.
I was looking at the list that is updated every time a new boy arrives, and noticed that one of the boys had a birthday on Sunday. On Friday, I asked Carlos when his birthday was....and he said, "Sei la" - which means he didn't know. I told him it was on Sunday, and he said "Tabom" -which means, Ok. Paulo Vitor, who has been around for a little while, was standing close by and runs up and asks me what kind of cake I am going to make for Carlos, and Carlos looked at me and asked if I was really going to make him a cake. I said, Of course, its your birthday...and Carlos got the biggest smile ever.
We gave him his card, sang happy birthday, and then prayed over him. The whole time, all he kept saying was, this is really all for me?
Happy birthday Carlos! While we do not know you well yet, we are happy to have you here with us. We hope you felt extremely special on your birthday, and look forward to getting to know you better!