Saturday, April 16, 2011


To answer a few questions and clarify some things left in the comments.

Is our nanny still with us?

Yes, she is staying with us until we come home. I couldn't be here with the kids without her. I have taken pictures of her, but they are on the camera, so I am unable to post them.

About our Internet.

We have very limited access to the Internet, I am only able to check email and look briefly on my blog. I send the blog posts by email, that is why I can't put captions with the pictures or put them where I want. Our Internet is really slow and I never know when I will have it, it is really spotty. So, I am unable to look at anything else on the Internet. I am grateful for what we do have.

Can we buy toys for the orphanage or at least for the kids to play with while there?

The town we are in( if that is what you want to call it) is very small. We are actually about 30 minutes outside of the city. We do have a small grocery store and inside it does have a small toy store. We have bought a few things, but the toys here are expensive, so we haven't bought too much. As for buying toys for the orphanage, I would not, only because the children there would probably not get to play with them. It is sad, but we have seen two large rooms full of toys, none being played with. And in Kaylee's room, there is a large cabinet full of toys, but once again they remain in the cabinet. I do not understand it. Even when you see the children outside, they are not allowed to play on the swings, slides, teeter-totters, etc., instead they are put in big cages/crib like thing. They look more like something for animals, they do not have a door though, the kids just know to stay in it. I'm not sure how else to explain them. I am posting a picture of Justus standing in one


  1. I look forward to your blog everyday. How sad about the toys without children. We have a few little things that Josh can bring. Keeping you in prayer. Again, can't wait to hold you all in my arms. Sure do miss ya all. Dad and Mom

  2. Hi Crystal~Thank you for continuing to post. I know things are tough right now, but I look forward to reading everyday. It gives me a peek into my little boy's life and lets us know specifically what to be praying for you for. Hang in there. Hoping you can feel our prayers today :)

  3. Hi Crystal. Yes, please keep posting so we know how you are doing and how to pray for you and the orphans and orphanages.

    Continue to be a light for Jesus there and love as many babies as possible. They need love and HOPE. Some orphanages are worse than what you see and they all need help. Can you sing over them there? Kaylee is blessed to have been rescued.

    Strength for you Crystal. We love you and your family.