On Saturday, Mike’s company was heading up a group of people to go to the local orphanage and play with the children… Mike decided to go and take Kayden along for the experience.. I kept joking with Mike that this was the day he was going to meet his second daughter… He smiled and shrugged off the notion.. But of course, he couldn’t help but find a few favorites in the crowd. He immediately fell for a 4 year old who teamed up with Kayden for the day.. She and Kayden held hands, drew together, played, and even kissed on the cheek a few times…Mike ran around offering piggy back rides to all the children and wore himself out with all the playtime. Kayden and Mike both had a great time there, and were asleep on the couch before bedtime… It is a monthly opportunity, so we are hoping to go again soon and maybe I can meet my new daughter ! (wink wink)
Also, we got our first shipment of stuff this weekend… Our unaccompanied baggage came with toys, clothes, and towels.. We were ecstatic! Like Christmas all over again, only A LOT louder… The kids are adjusting well to the new place and are finally beginning to understand the new rules that come with living above someone and only having hardwood and marble floors..… "No hitting the bat on ground, no jumping from the furniture to the ground, no running before 7:00 am, no being bad when the windows are open and the neighborhood can hear me yell at you, no, no, no"… A long list of things not to do… They are happy though… Happy to have a home, happy to have their toys, happy to see daddy each day… Our joys are too many to count, our trials are making us stronger, and our home is intact… A unit that even language can’t shake….
On to our prayer needs… We tried out two churches on Sunday… One was a missionary church, Lighthouse Baptist, and the second was a contemporary service at the Chapel…Both were great. We loved pieces of each, but need prayer in the decision process… Lighthouse had an amazing service but only sings hymns (nothing wrong with hymns , just not used to them), and Chapel also had an amazing service and worship, but has a few things that leave me uneasy.. Prayer would be greatly appreciated…
Pieces are falling into place.. Our family is back to a regular diet, a regular schedule, and its regular sleep pattern.. Slowly but surely, our home will be back to regular as well… With only a few more weeks until our furniture is supposed to arrive, we are excited to say that we are home and together…. Together is our favorite place to be…..
At the orphanage... saying goodbye....
Kayden and his best friend..
drawingKayden and his best friend again!
Preparing for lunch..
On the zipline
Lily just loved the ball pit... Michael loved wrestling Lily in the ball pit...