In 2013, I accepted a position to teach college English in China. I moved my then-12-year-old son halfway around the world on a temporary, fun adventure.
Just weeks after arriving, I began volunteering at an orphanage and my heart quickly started to connect to the children I was taking care of – one in particular, Laila, changed my life.
Laila was beautiful. She was 16 months old, and I immediately noticed something special about her. The other kids around her appeared unaware of the meager conditions at the orphanage, while Laila seemed distressed by them.Read more on themighty.com