Today started out with big plans but because of massive traffic and trips back and forth across town, plans changed. I am sure God had a reason for it all and all the pieces will still line up perfectly!
This is Robel, he is Kelly's sponsor son and he has spent a good portion of the week with us. He's got a heart of gold and is a bit of a jokester too!
Once we were ready this morning we headed off to an orphanage visit. You guys, if I am completely honest with you all (which I tend to be too honest on here) I was dreading this one. Orphanages are a very difficult place for me to be.
This one is run by the sweetest little nuns you will ever meet. One thing I continue to be amazed of is that God is so apparent in all of the lives of the people who work in the ministries here. They all have magnetic personalities. She explained how she has spent 40 some years of her life leading the way here at this orphanage. She's strong and firm with the kids and so so wise in her dealings with them.
One thing I continue to be amazed about is my husband. He has grown and changed a lot. Service is a pretty attractive quality on a man if I do say so myself. He continues to amaze me as he does things out of his character. I was shocked when I saw him walk into the baby room and pick up a little guy right away to feed him a bottle. Babies look good on him ;)
After the orphanage visit we spent a lot of time in traffic. Our lunch also took a lot of time which made the afternoon really wonky.
One of the Lion of Judah Statues in the city. Lion of Judah is kind of our "thing" now.
This wonderful lady works to hand stitch coffee bags during the day! Very cool!
These 3 boys have spent a lot of time with the team this week! They are all great kids and fun to have around!
At this point, my mind is kind of maxed out. There is so much to process and I can't even believe I still have more days of experiences before we start on our journey home. I'm looking forward to getting home where I can begin the process of working through all of this and figuring out what my role going forward is. I can't wait to hold my babies, but I am also conflicted as leaving here feels very difficult. I have great love for this country and know God has plans for us that include this place.