Kids. They deserve to have a day off. To be recognized for who they are: Children. In Korea, May 5th is just the day for that. A national holiday, no school (LOVE THAT), and the opportunity for parents to spoil their kiddies.
Only a lot of children in Seoul don’t have a parent to spoil them. I had the privilege of being able to go visit the boy I tutor at Namsanwon Children’s Home and cheer him on as he competed in a bunch of field day activities with the other children at the home. Four other volunteers/friends joined me and as I became the photographer of the event, a couple of the ladies joined in on the games (to see two foreigners race against each other after Korean children are running across the field as if their lives depended on it was PRICELESS) and we had ourselves a rip roaring good time.
The weather was amazing, the smiles were endless, and the kids were sad to see us go. Thank you God for giving me the opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life!