Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Anything Goes Face

We discovered this iHeartFaces blog which features contests of face photos every week. And I just had to enter this photo of Mavinga, my Mozambican buddy, taken the day we said goodbye and left Mozambique last month. Gotta love that face!

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For those new to my blog, Mavinga was the 4-year-old son of our gardener in Mozambique. He came to work with his dad every day after his mom was killed by a crocodile.

22 comments:

DysFUNctional Mom said...

I love that picture! Such a cutie.

theArthurClan said...

What a beautiful face!

Thanks so much for joining in on the fun this week,

~Angie
co-founder of I ♥ Faces

drewmark19 said...

That is heart wrenching. It's amazing what kids can go through and still have utter joy in life. He looks like such a ray of sunshine. Thanks for sharing this great picture!

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sheila said...

What a sweet looking child! I gasped when I read the thing about the crocodile. Oh my gosh!

Wifey said...

Priceless. That's a winning smile if I've ever seen one!

♥ Somebody Loved ♥ said...

That is an amazing face. Especially when you know the story behind the face. Such a small person and such a big smile... and I am sure that his heart is just as big.
ToOdLeS.ShEiLa

richies said...

What a beautiful face

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Donna said...

He is quite a beautiful child.

Kori said...

Beyond gorgeous.

dani said...

esme and j... i'm going to miss hearing about and seeing pictures of mavinga:( i hope that he will be ok, and i hope his photo wins:)
much love,
dani

Tara R. said...

Gotta love that smile. Beautiful!

Gabe's Girl said...

I got teary eyed. Great photo. Must have been hard to say goodbye.

Christie O. said...

What a sweet picture! And I LOVE face pictures, I take them all the time of my kids, that web site is so great!

Life with Kaishon said...

I just love this exceptional little face! Beautiful!

Sandra said...

I love this photo, he has such a sweet smile :)

Jen @ One Moms World said...

I remember you posting about him before. Look at that precious face and beautiful smile!!!

Pamela said...

his mom was killed by a crocodile? Oh how awful for them.

precious face!

Anonymous said...

Mavinga is still doing well. At Christmas we gave him a cool little car to play with while he runs around the yard and sings through the day. His daddy may have traded it for a different car cuz now he has a 4X4 truck he is pulling around. But he is having fun. I am sure he is missing you though, Esme! Your cousins are usually in school and a lot bigger, not as fun as you were. Love, Auntie S

Z's Mom said...

Wow...he is a cutie!!!! And he looks so happy.....hard to believe you are telling him goodbye that day!!!

Prasti said...

how sweet.

Mama Shujaa said...

The face of an African boy, soon to grown into a young African man, who will still dare to smile, despite the hardships on the continent. That is the generosity of the African spirit....

...a beautiful one indeed.

Amani,

Mama Shujaa.