Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Laundry Day

We visited an orphanage where a new dental clinic is being built to serve the needs of the orphans in the area. The girls washed their laundry, then hung the clothes to dry. Since there wasn't room on the rack for all the laundry, they would lay them out on the ground to dry.

This little orphan was supposed to be folding her clothes, but entertained us instead with her headstands.

Awhile later we noticed that she had fallen asleep on the ground.

She must have been so tired. A few minutes after I took this picture, an older girl came over and yanked her awake, telling her to finish her chores. She picked up her pile of clothes, crying, and went inside to her room. I wanted to scoop her up and take her home.


Rachel said...

oh my gosh. thats the saddest but cutest thing I've ever seen!

Ruth and Steve said...

Peggy thank you for sharing. That humbles me to see these people and their courage and joy for the smallest things in life. Thank you for going down there and helping them.