Sunday, July 16, 2006

Pictures for Day One....

This is the room where the kids have their classes. This picture to me is pure Africa. The color blue is everywhere, the red dust makes all the stone look rust colored and there are kids in the back ground. That was Africa.
This little girl was sitting right behind me at the first orphanage. She is a perfect example of these kids that were smiling, but had very sad eyes. It was like a big paradox in one face.

This is the playground at the first orphanage.

A few examples of huts that we saw. These were at KenyaLand, but we saw ones just like this all over the place in the rural areas.

Every villiage has the husbands hut, the first wives hut, the second wife's hut, etc. You will see more examples of this later in the Africa story.

These girls started following us in KenyaLand and they didn't leave. I never saw their parents. I guess they weren't looking for them. They also asked us for candy about every 5 seconds.

5 comments:

sarah said...

Beautiful pictures! You are definitely right about the eyes!

KelseyChristine said...

Thank you for sharing your experience! The pictures are incredible.

Syd said...

Bek,

You take amazing pictures. I look forward to reading your blog. I linked to you from Ana's blog, but I've never introduced myself. My name is Syd, I have two adopted children, the youngest, my 2 year old son is AA. I am loving your journey and there is no way you can post too much about your adoption process. It's so exciting and inspiring. I always wanted to adopt older children or a sibling set some day, and who knows, I may just get my heart set on Ethopia now!!

Keep the story coming!! :)

Syd

PS, I just created a blog so I could post here. I hope you don't mind that I linked to you. :)

Queen Scarlett said...

Beautiful...and... candy is the universal language of friendship.

Bek said...

Hi Syd...

I love that Ana...I can't wait to get our kids together sometime..you need to come along. We should pick a Saturday and do the beach.....

Thanks for your comment....