Connie Jo Freeman, of Washougal, said she left her heart in Chennai, India, after meeting Roshini, a 5-year old who was a new resident of the orphanage, Home of Love. “She did a lot of pidgin sign language because she is from a different state with a completely different language, but love, hugs, giggles and singing crosses all barriers,” Freeman said. “She called me ‘mom.’ She gave me that flower upon my arrival that morning.” ( Contributed photo )