Revelation 3:8 (New International Version)
I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut. I know that you have little strength, yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name.

The child is the beauty of God present in the world – that greatest gift to a family.” (Blessed Teresa of Calcutta)

Friday, September 3, 2010

More pictures of Benjamin's

Benjamin: A picture or two says a thousand words.

Friday: We were busy today traveling to 2 orphanages in 2 different locations. The first one we needed a taxi there and home. The round trip by taxi when calculated came out to be $15.50 and it was 30 minute drive (going very fast) from our apartment. We visited with Benjamin for 2 hours and it was great. When we arrived he was finishing some bread and he came towards me as soon as the staff told him he could get up from his seat. He immediatly gave me a hug and I kissed him. We then went outside to meet Steven and Elijah who were trying to get the camcorder ready. I know he is almost 5 but I picked him up like a toddler and walked around with him. He just clung on loving the attention. I am not kidding it felt exactly as if he had been missing for so long and we just found him. We then played with playdough for sometime. At 12pm it was time for him to get ready to go on and with cues from the staff he gave me us a kiss again and again. I just adore him!
At 12pm the taxi was waiting and it dropped us next to our house and we went to the mall. We had something to eat and went back to the apartment. At 3pm we walked to the bus and took a bus and then a van (the trip took and hour) and we go visit Ian and Ellia. Ian was so happy with his new toy. It plays the piano and he stayed content the entire time. He also loved the honey wafers. Today was the first day I was able to really see Ellia's cleft palate (hope I spelled that correct). We knew she had it but it wasn't until she was laying down on my lap (pretending to be a baby) and laughing that I was able to see it. She eats everything and once we arrive the same doctor who will help with reconstructing Ian's nose and palate...will also do Ellia's.