16 December 2006

Monday's trip

Our trip to the orphanage is scheduled for Monday. I'm amazed at how well this has worked out to calm my fears. (And people wonder how I can believe that my steps are planned.) In the very best of all arrangements, I'm going to a children's home that is outside of the city--so far outside that I have to get permission to travel there. I was a little concerned when a surprised volunteer told me that this home has been closed for ages due to Hep A, but all seems to be well now.

How did we arrange this visit? Well, first I asked my agency and my facilitators if they had children's home that were in need of donations of gently-used clothing and new toys. I didn't receive an answer from either. So, a parent at school put me in touch with a woman who seems to be an overseer for many children's homes in the area. I'm looking forward to hearing more of her story.

Because this is so far outside of the city and is not connected to my agency, it has relieved my romantic mind. It is VERY unlikely that my d2b is waiting there. This helps. I won't be searching little faces wondering. I won't be hoping. I think I'll be able to do what Debbie suggested--to just enjoy my time there. I'll tell you more after the fact.


Anonymous said...

Hi Kate :) Thank you, thank you, thank you and thank you. Your gifts always came when I was feeling aggravated and low, and I really had no idea who my blog pal could be...drove me nuts that you had access to good chocolate and music! Thank you -- have I said that already?

Anonymous said...

Glad you're looking forward to your trip. Looking forward to the details.

Anonymous said...

Kate I can't wait to hear about your trip. I hope that you see wonderful children who are well cared for, but enjoy the donations! Will be checking for updates often.
Have a great Sunday!

6blessings said...

I wish I could go with you. I would love to go help. Have a great time. What a blessing.

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to hearing how it all goes. How wonderful to be in a position to postively affect the lives of orphans directly.