Incredible, beautiful pictures and heart warming..

Monday evening, we had reports from the team who had been to an orphanage in the area of Thagami. They said the children were very malnourished; one baby (who they had just discovered was HIV+) had died last week. Because of this, they had to test all the other children in the orphanage, including the HIV+ baby’s sister, Christine. We have since learned that none of the other children are HIV+, thankfully.

Wednesday I got to visit the third orphanage in as many days. The things I had heard about Thagami were true. The children were malnourished and the orphanage was dirty, but the kids had such joy. 

I cannot tell you how fulfilled I feel when I am surrounded by kids who need love and affection. It’s as if every other thing I’ve done is just silliness and all the terrible things I’ve experienced and thought were the end…

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I opened Pandora's box and infertility entered my life.

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