Visiting Eagles Wings 2015 (2/2)

Tuesday
On Tuesday I spent the morning in the school helping Yong and Qiang with their maths again. I noticed it was difficult for them to point at the answer sometimes as their arm movement is limited. I was trying to think of different ways for them to be able to communicate the answer...


After lunch I was with some of the kids during a break between classes and one of the boys asked me (for like the 5th time!) why I have hair on my legs. This kid constantly asks why this and why that, as kids often do! This time I laughed and said no more why! I asked him why he has a nose? Then a few of the kids started joking around saying; 'why do you have a big nose?', 'why do you have ears?'.... etc. Then all of a sudden, one girl asked... Why do you have a mom? We have no mom... How do you answer that...


Friends, I wonder what you were thinking about when you were 11... This girl has watched so many of her friends be adopted and is obviously wondering when her turn is...

Wednesday was my last day with the kids and I left after lunch. I did the what I had done the previous two days helping Yong and Qiang and spent some time with the younger kids too. Three of the much older boys gave me a ride to the train station on their scooters which was fun and I went and spent the evening and next day with my friend Kevin in Zhengzhou. It was a short trip but so great to get to see the kids again and see how much some of them had grown. It was extra special to spend time with two boys who will be adopted before the end of the year!



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