The wedding was so nice and so much fun. I was honored to be there for David. Having known him from the orphanage and seeing the fine young man he has become made my heart so happy. Chinese weddings are like a big party. Games, lots of food, 500 guest, close knit families with a lot of love.
Will visit orphanage again today and will deliver all the supplies. It is so cold there. No heat except one tiny little heater and I mean tiny. The babies are so bundled they can hardly move their limbs. I will talk to director today and see about getting them more heat. We are so blessed. Everyone should go to rural China in the winter, they will go home a changed person. They are redoing the road to the orphanage it is so muddy we cant walk there. They are also building a new hospital near the orphanage. Remember the post from the other day about the fire pit used to heat the newlywed's home? Here's a photo of that!
It's 4:30 here and very cold. There is a tiny heater in this room. It's heats about like a hair dryer would heat your living room! Yesterday we had lunch at the new home where the happy couple will live. Remember, I went to China to attend the wedding of a young man who was one of the first orphans I worked with here? There were a few relatives of the bride.
There is no heat in the home except a small fire pit with tiny pieces of coal. The pit was about 10" by 20". We all sat on little stools around the pit and enjoyed conversation trying to figure out what each other was saying. It was very nice with a lot of love in that family that are there for the new bride and groom.
I was able to spend a little time in the orphanage. It is so cold the babies can hardly move due to the amount of clothing they are wearing. There is one tiny heater in one room. None in the bedrooms.
Today I was very thankful for the hot shower in my hotel room. In addition to the wedding, the boxes have been unpacked. Good to get them delivered to the orphanage. It was a lot of work getting the two boxes here but so worth it. The babies greatly need the soft mats to lie on and the Bumpo seats to help them sit up.
More Bus info. I have some great pictures in my camera. We finally made it to the bus station with the boxes and special stroller. We had some great help from the nicest Chinese man. It made me happy to thank him and bless him with a great tip. I know how hard he works everyday. You should see under the bus. It is packed with our boxes, stroller, crates of quail eggs, boxes of baby chickens, grain, vegetables etc. It is raining and cold about 40 degrees. It is 32 where we are going.
Caring for China's Orphans
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