We have a new boy, bringing our total number of boys to fourteen.
Jean Paul Nziyumanganya is fourteen years old. He is in Primary 5 and a handsome young man. His voice is currently changing. I can hear it when he takes part in the song before meals and I smile. I remember my boys during this time in their struggles to become men.
His father is unknown. His mother abandoned him when he was 2 years old. His caretaker was an uncle or neighbor who can no longer care for this boy. He came to me on our road and spoke in a broken English “I am orphan. I want to live with you.” He was brave to do that and that kind of faith needs rewarding. We have gone through the process and now we have legal custody and he is ours and has a home and a family who love him. He is showing leadership ability with the younger kids and our little girls think he is the perfect big brother. His goal is “to become a doctor for children.” He is a happy boy and a very positive addition to our family.