Yesterday was a full day and lots of "hurry up and wait". As a result, we came back to the guest house after two kids fell asleep in the van and put in a movie until our eyes couldn't stay open any longer. Thus...no post last night (so sorry!).
We went to Korah (that's where all the sheets we brought with us went) and visited for a short time. Kyle became a chin-up bar for the kids until his arms gave way. Chelsea and Jared made some new friends and Habtamu was the only one who understood what some of the kids were asking. I know for a fact that my kids have never seen poverty like this before. Jared told me later in the day that he wonders why he was lucky and got to be born in the U.S. Good question! That's one I ask myself all the time too. Chelsea was cute and I don't think she realized she was actually "visiting orphans" until I told her that some of the kids we met today may not have a mom or a dad any more. She thought it was so sad that kids who were that little and that sweet didn't have a parent. One little girl (the one in the very dirty red dress) didn't let go of her hand the entire time we were there. Chels even went and sat in a ditch with the kids who led her to a "seat". She said some girls were all talking and she thought they asked her a question, but she didn't know for sure. She then told me, "So I just shook my head "no" and then they all started laughing at me. I wonder what the question was?"
This would be the trash dump these children and their families rely on for basic necessities.
And this would be the hotel that has the best trash. And after we visited Korah, we actually took the kids swimming at the Sheraton. It felt sureal to go from "rags to riches", literally, and Kyle and I tried to not feel too guilty about it.
We went out for breakfast this morning (Saturday) and Habtamu ordered a fajita. I guess that's not unusual??? Miranda...I think you will have some competition for who can eat the most :o)
And as Jared and Kyle came home from one last trip to the bank to exchange money (again), a salamander fell from the sky. Literally. Guess it scared them...and no, it didn't die. I hear it was stunned, but it survived the fall from wherever!