I just arrived from the United States with a suitcase full of gifts for the kids. When I first met the kids back in late 2006, they were in a filthy one room house and it filthy clothes…but I will say that they were smiling, even back then in those circumstances. Now, 7 years has passed and the ones that were just 4 and 5 years of age back then are now 10, 11 and 12 years old. They are growing up to be such lovely young men and women. They all do fabulous in school (though I am a wee bit bias being their Mommy!).