Off to Porcupine head start. We saw approximately 72 children. What a beautiful group of children full of energy! Youngest was 3 months. They were from five different schools. Angela (blue shirt behind Ruth holding the paper) was the totally fantastic head of the day. She really kept things moving for us. Loved meeting her and talking with her. She is a truly amazing woman. God bless her and what she does for these beautiful children. Once again Peggy was with us to help in any way she could and did an amazing job with the children. She is so fantastic with the kids which is to be expected with 12 grandchildren. Bless her heart. I saw a tot going for the door and went to get him with Peggy right behind. Kids were trying to make the great escape back to there bus. Peggy. Got them rounded up and we quickly learned to shut the door whether their was someone by it or not.
We had Kassey and Lacy with us and they did a fantastic job of helping with weights, heights, bags for the kids and entertaining. So glad they came as we really needed their help. Amazing how quickly the day passes and the time goes by.
Then off with Ruth to see the sight at Wounded Knee burial grounds. A very heart wrenching experience. Down the middle of the surrounding walk way was the mass grave of brave worriers. It really touched your heart. We saw some beautiful engraving on some of the head stones surrounding the fence. This sight will stay in my heart and mind forever. Then to the college to the Lakota College where we saw beautiful art work thanks to the woman that opened up the center for us at the Historical Center. The statue of Crazy Horse was so beautiful.
Back to the motel and then off to have a cook out at the Youth Center with Steve Hernandez. After the cook out put on by the Global Partner team we enjoyed a talk with Steve about the plans for a new Youth Center they want to build. The plans for the Youth Center were drawn up by an architect and donated to them. Steve said it will benefit not only the children but adults as well by inviting them there for meals during the day when the kids are in school. My goal is to try to raise $10.00 per person toward the build of a safer structure for them. I personally hope to raise $1000.00 towards this project.
As we loaded up to leave I was getting my jello cake left overseas covered and my side kick Lori said we were taking it with us and grabbed up the cake making a bee line. For the door saying don’t tell anyone. I even got her caught in the action, then back to the motel. Lori and I ran up to the college book store where I found gifts for my kids and granddaughter.