I wish I could get the pictures off my camera so I could add those to my posts! There are some cute kiddos here! They love the camera, so I’ve gotten a lot of pictures of little hands reaching out trying to grab the camera. Some of the kids are so easy to interact with. They come right up to you and smile. The past couple of days it has been my desire to try spending more time with the kids that are harder to interact with. These are the kids that don’t seem to respond to us because they won’t or can’t smile. It can also be challenging to look past the disabilities, arm braces, and tubes and see these children as God sees them. He loves these kids even more than we do, which is so comforting!
I have now visited the 11 rooms on the first four floors of the building! We’re not allowed to visit any kids on the fifth floor because of their critical conditions. And then we’re living on the sixth floor, along with the doctor’s family and interns/nurses.
We worked on sanding and painting today! It’s going to take some intense work to finish up tomorrow, but we’ve enjoyed our time talking as we get sweaty, dusty, painty, and loopy from the stinky paint smells.
Later in the afternoon, we headed to the city center to do some shopping at the mall. We stocked up on snacks at the Carrefour (Chinese Walmart), and I was very excited to find a Dairy Queen! GREEN TEA BLIZZARD!!! Dinner tonight was yummy. We went to a hot pot restaurant where they give each person a pot of boiling broth and you cook your own meat and veggies in it. We’re developing some mad chopstick skills.
We only have one full day left here at Maria’s. It’ll be so hard to leave these kids and the other people here.Share on Facebook