Posted by: Kristin W | March 14, 2012

Day 1 – Monday

I am finally getting my photos organized from our second trip to Africa, so will be posting more about our trip.  Here’s the beginning.

We arrived at the airport in the early morning, yet none of us had had more than a few hours sleep on the flight.  Naturally, this made me very nervous about how much stamina we would have to get through the day. 

We arrived at the guest house and went straight to meet H.  She was standing up in her crib like she was waiting for us with her typical smile.  The kids each got to hold her and play on the floor with her and the other babies.  E was so excited and took an instant liking to H. This was a huge relief from the kid who didn’t want a little sister, definitely didn’t want a BABY sister, and didn’t want to share her room.  She was immediately asking when H could sleep in our room and could she sleep next to her.  

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While the kids stayed with H, Andrew, Dave and I went over to the big kid house.  We walked in and I got the biggest hug ever from our little guy.  Everyone told me that we would pick up right where we left off, but I didn’t believe it until I saw his face light up.  We got there just in time for snack time, where A led the other kids in prayer.  Super cute, and we could tell he was really proud to do it in front of us.  After snack, we walked him back to the guest house where he met S and E.  He was pretty shy and didn’t know how to take all the attention from them, so clung to Andrew for a while.  We took him into the baby room and all sat on the floor and played.  Eventually, he warmed up, and he and S came up with a game of throwing some cloth blocks into a crib, then A would stick his arm in and fling them over the railing.  It would have been unremarkable to most families, but to me, it was the first time we had all been in a room together, so it was quite an occasion.  The rest of the day was spent with lunch, a nap and much more playtime. 

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  1. So fun to hear about your trip! I can’t wait for more (but I know you’ve got your hands full, so I’ll be patient).


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