Monday, March 16, 2009
Thanks for the donations!
We are very excited to pack up the donations for the orphanage and deliver them in a couple of days. We were able to buy some things that they are in need of (especially for the younger babies). The money that we received to help in purchasing these items will be greatly appreciated. Thank you to those who knitted blankets for the babies (they are still shrink wrapped in the amazing vacuum bags), bought the baby clothes which are perfect as they are just the size they are needing, and who purchased baby dolls which the kids will love. We have the photos and letters from our growing girls (including the Family Day 2007 book) and gifts that some of you have sent along ready to give to the staff when we meet them on Wednesday morning. We are very excited as this was the long awaited visit to the orphanage which we were not able to make back when we received our babies. We will leave in the morning and it will take about 4 hours to get there. We hope to visit a local school in the afternoon and then to settle into our hotel in anticipation of our visit the following day. Our guide has visited the orphanage a number of times (he actually works for the Hunan CCAA department) which is great and he is confident we will be able to visit the babies and take pictures. He doesn't think the children have moved into the newer building as of yet but will find out when we get there. Thanks again for everyone's generosity.