We have reached the midway point for our time here in Ust-Kamenogorsk and today we feel like we have hit our stride. We have been blessed to have unbelievable open access to the kids in the baby house. The entire staff here has welcomed us with open arms....and we are taking full advantage of this wonderful situation and loving on kids every moment we can.
This morning we were treated to a precious performance by the 4 year old kids. The danced and sang and generally stole our hearts. After the performance we presented a new electric keyboard to the music director. She was very appreciative and it is clear from the performance we just watched that it would be put to very good use.
After the performance the whole team headed to the new playground site for a ribbon cutting ceremony. The baby house staff, officials and local news media were in attendance. The baby house Director made a heartfelt speech about how appreciated they are to Two Hearts and to the adoptive parents that helped fund both the playground and the window project. Truly she could not be more sincere.
The best part of the ceremony by far came the moment the ribbon was cut. Twenty excited children swarmed their new playground and their sweet giggles and squeals of joy were all the thanks any of us could hope for!
We have many pictures but internet is super slow. It is hard to upload one but we will have plenty to share when we return to the USA.