I took up my Mother-in-law (Ailsa Brown) who is visiting from Australia for a few days up to the orphange to stayed for a night and we were joined by Lisa, Juanita and Janny. Ian came up for the day on Wednesday.
Ian and Lisa bought the wonderful carers a new outfit each, in celebration of Mother's Day, something that they were thrilled about. These ladies work so hard and they are mothers in the truest sense of the word, caring and loving even though the babies aren't theirs.
As always it was wonderful to spend time with the children. Ailsa found a new little friend in Trung who followed her around and loved sitting on her lap. Unfortunately he had a temperature so wasn't feeling well so he had lots of cuddles which he loved.
Juanita and Lisa did lots of work with Phuc which is fantastic.
We were able to take Ailsa around between the rain with the Master Giac Hanh taking us around in a car so she could see the temple grounds without getting too tired. This was fabulous because she wouldn't have seen everything without him. It is wonderful that he takes the time to spend with some of our visitors and he loved meeting Steven's Mom.
On the Wednesday while I was working in the classroom Giac Hanh came and got me very excited. We had just received a new baby. She is so tiny and beautiful. Her feet are quite long and she has lovely soft black hair.
This brings our happy family to 15 babies now! (10 boys and 5 girls)
Last year seemed to be the year of the boys but this year the girls are starting to come in
We now have 4 babies under 2 months. It is wonderful to watch the older children with the babies. They are very careful near them.
Ian and I went off to buy plumbing supplies to extend the watering system so we can expand our garden.
I wish we could have taken a photo. We bought back 12 lengths of 4 meter pipe, in the rain, on the motorbike. It was a great source of amusement for the local people.
Thank you very much to Ailsa, Lisa, Ian, Juanita and Janny for coming up. We had a great time, lots of laughter but lots of work done.
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