We are so thankful that we can share the love of a family with dear little Kian and he is no longer fatherless. But it is so sad to see the countless children that remain. We will continue to lift them to our Father in pr@yer!
Friday, November 7, 2014
Fri 11/7 - Orphanage Visit
Today was a day of many emotions. We visited the only home Kian has known in his five short years. I had no idea how Kian would react. Our guide had prepared him for the visit by talking to him in Chinese and telling him we were only visiting and then he would go "home" with Baba and Mama. He was fairly quiet on the trip there but once we arrived he marched right in the front door leading the way. We had given him a bag of puffy stickers to hand out to the other children and he walked from room to room sharing them. He seemed very comfortable with being there. Overall, the orphanage was much nicer than I expected. Kian was in the Sunshine Academy preschool. This section of the orphanage was bright, cheerful and very clean. We got to see his bedroom which was just big enough for four sets of small bunk beds. Just down the hall was his classroom where he also ate his meals. Then we went to a building next door where he would have lived before the age of 2 1/2. Next we walked to the playground and spent some time there. Before we left we took some pictures with Kian in front of the orphanage, and then he ran ahead to the waiting van. After we all climbed in he said, "Let's go home," in Chinese (interpreted by our guide). Hearing that brought tears to my eyes. He had seemed so comfortable there that I was a little afraid he was not going to want to leave.