Sunday, January 30, 2011

January 29th post

January 29, 2011

Today was a good day.  When we got to the orphanage this morning, there was a couple sitting there with their little boy.  We got a little excited when we found out they were from the States (okay, so maybe we’re craving a little hang-out time with Americans), and THEN we found out they were from Owensboro, just 3 hours from Lexington!  In addition, they are with our agency.  We started chatting the time away…Okay, so maybe I chatted the time away, while Wes was in and out with the babies.  After a bit, another couple showed up who was from Chicago.  They also came to pick up their little boy.  Turns out they were with our agency too.  So needless to say, we had a really good time meeting some new people (who also happen to be staying at our guest house!), and then had dinner with the couple from Chicago.  Actually they just hung out with us in our living room for a few hours.  It was really refreshing.

*Emotional Moment of the Day*
The couple from Chicago was saying goodbye to the staff at our orphanage, and one of my favorite nurses just had tears streaming down her face. The nanny that spends the most time with Alex & Eliana was crying too. They were  crying because they were saying goodbye to beautiful little Emanuel, who had been there for months, and they loved him so much.  I can only imagine how difficult it is to grow to love these children so much, only to eventually say goodbye to them.  Needless to say, tears were streaming down my face too. 

*In the middle of the day Wes and I took about a 20 minute stroll to take some quick pictures of our surroundings, to kind of give you an idea of what we see each day. 

Our Guest House

The rickety ol' basketball goal outside of our guest house. Works for Wes.
The road outside of our guest house.

The little alley we walk to get to the main road (Bole Rd.)

Bole Rd.

Bole Rd.

New York New York Supermarket

The little "mall" down the road. We like to eat at Cloud 9 which is where all those little white tents are.

Taxis and such.

Lovely wooden scaffolding.

Another look at Bole Rd.

Ice Blue actually delivers to our hotel. Love it!

This is the cafe/apartment building right at the end of the alley from our guest house.


  1. You are so good! Thanks for the pictures!! I love, love following along! praying for you!!!

  2. So I'm totally thinking about you guys all the time and praying for you....not that I wasn't thinking about you before, when you were in Lexington, but for some reason I feel like you're having a "Nepal experience" without me and I'm feeling left out or something :) Maybe it's reading about the rice pudding, which I totally had forgotten that you made all the time! Seriously though I'm praying for you lots!

  3. Thanks so much for the pics. It's really neat to get a glimpse of what we are about to see. I hope everything is going well with you guys. Keeping you all in our prayers.