If you have read many of my blog posts, you probably have noticed a pattern. I visit a special needs orphanage frequently, and hopefully that is blatant in my blogs. I love the children Global Partners in Life supports, and I think I do something they enjoy very much. Want to know what it is?
I bring individually wrapped pieces of chocolate for the children at the special needs orphanage! They seem to like it very much. I know it may not seem like a big deal to us, but for the children, getting some chocolate from the States makes a wonderful day for them. Yes, you can buy chocolate in China, but for some reason they seem to prefer what I can bring from the States. The older children are very good about helping the younger children unwrap their chocolate, as you can tell from the photograph above.
Everyone wants some of the chocolate I bring — young and old are the same in that regard. The lady that leads the special needs orphanage is always cautious about not letting the children have too much chocolate all at one time. I don’t know if she is trying to save some for later, doesn’t want the children to ruin their dinner, or doesn’t want to chase after all of the children with an elevated energy level from the chocolate. I do know, however, that she does prefer their snacks to be individually wrapped.
From my last trip when I purchased gifts, toys, food, cleaning supplies, toiletries, and diapers, I must say thanks to my sister, Toni, and her friends for providing the chocolate which put all of the smiles on the faces of the children at the special needs orphanage! We will never know how much something like this means to someone like the children we support in China. This lets them know that somebody half way around the world from them was thinking about them and thought enough of them to do something special!