I love that moment when things seem to calm down a little bit. Everyone has their shower and sleep schedule worked out. We know who likes to visit which orphanage and make room for them to go there daily. We've found a special kid to bond to. We stay up late to talk and play games and get up early to journal. Everyone has found a little niche to fill for the time being.
In a few days we'll be heading home but, for now, I'm enjoying the stability of routine. Tomorrow a large portion of our group will head out so the feel of the house will change a little yet again but I'm looking forward to a few days of having a smaller group and being a little more free with our time.
Not too much else to report at the moment. There has been lots of kid time. I played soccer and Twister and have colored pictures. I've swung kids around like a swing set, danced like an idiot, and just sat and been close to someone for awhile.
I'll leave you with some scenes from a typical day.
|The simple joy of play-doh and hanging out in a box.|
|Some people make their own fashion statements.|
|Making crafts to help understand God's love for us.|
|For some reason our backs are always hurting...|
|Coloring and concentrating.|