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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Day 16

So this morning we woke up on the train, it was probably the worst that I have ever slept on the train, maybe it was because I wasn't extremely exhausted.  We went to the hotel and we were given 25 minutes to be showered and downstairs ready to go.  I was like wow, not a lot of time at all!  So we get in the van with two other families that were on their first trip, funny thing one is from Kansas, about 30 miles from where we live.  So we head out to what we thought was the orphanage, but we stop after a few minutes, and they say paperwork families out, that was us.  So we get out and go do some paperwork.  Then we go to another building, more paperwork.  Then we drive forever and the other paperwork family gets out but not us.  By this time it is lunch time.  So we drive to the orphanage and get the two families that were on their first trip, and we go to lunch. 

After lunch we were summoned again, paperwork families, let's go.  We proceed to go to the van and off we go.  We then learn that Peanut has a savings account.  We then dropped off the other family at the hotel, no orphanage visit today, and we continue on and and we make 5 more stops, non of which we get out.  We finally go to a bank where Randy gets out and goes in and closes out Peanut's account and we realize that we have a great start to her college account.  We never dreamt that there would be the amount that she had.  Peanut is very blessed!  After that we had been in the van for about 7 hours including our time at lunch, and Camden hadn't lost it yet, and we were taken back to the hotel for the night.  No orphanage for us either.  Oh well, we get Peanut tomorrow forever.  It's all good!

9 comments:

  1. Wow! You got to keep her money??? I've always heard that you hand it over as a donation to the orphanage! We were never taken to the bank. Either Grace didn't have an account or our driver who had power of attorney "handled" it.

    I'm dying to see pictures of your peanut!!!!!

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  2. I'm surprise she actually had enough money in the account to write about. We were told the money is there for when they age out of the orphanage and it's time for them to get an apartment. It's something that the government does for them. We were told we could have the $100 that was saved for Oliver or leave it for the orphanage. $100 wasn't going to change much in Oliver's life but maybe it could buy the orphanage some diapers. Great that your daughter was taken care of and that she has a little "jump start!"

    Stinks that you had to ride around doing chores all day. It's so hard to be so close and just not there yet. Soon enough!!!

    Very excited for you all.

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  3. By this time tomorrow you'll be a family of FOUR on the train headed home, even if you have several stops to make along the way. Peanut's savings account is more evidence of our awesome GOD. This has been a long journey for you guys but God has been faithful the whole time. Praying for a safe, simple and smooth trip home.
    Reine

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  4. So exciting!! I'm so thrilled that your journey is about to end...and a new wonderful one begins!! All you went through to get to her. She's a special little girl! Can't wait to see pics!!!

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  5. Yay!! Can't wait to see the family of four!

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  6. So excited for you guys! I can't wait to hear the about your reunion with Peanut.

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  7. Exciting!!!!!

    Total blessing that she gets to keep that money! :-)

    I hope you got the other Kansas family's info. I'm sure your precious one will love to have a network of friends just like her Stateside! It's really helped our friends' daughter who is Ethiopian. They've made sure to have frequent playdates to continue their bond for years to come!

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  8. looking forward to all your pics of peanut...so excited for you all

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  9. way to go Camden! Glad he's doing well on this trip, things could have gone the other way so easily! That's amazing about the savings account, plenty of blessings. I imagine you have your baby girl now, I'm so excited to see pictures and hope that your first few days with her go smoothly, as I'm sure it could be difficult being such a life changing experience for her!

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