On October 31st, 2011 in Beijing, China Zhao Ya Qin was admitted to the Beijing Pediatric Hospital for her third and final surgery. We did not know this until early 2012. That same day my phone rang. A long distance call from a number I didn’t recognize appeared on the screen. I answered and heard the […]
The wife of a migrant worker makes noodles. She’s asked if she see’s him much. “No” she says.
Do you make much selling your noodles? “No”.
Add this to the list of unexpected events in our journey: we received more photos and video of Penelope from her time at Shepherd’s Field Children’s Village (SFCV).
During our last correspondence with Sara at SFCV she asked permission to give my email address to a volunteer from the States. This volunteer had met Penelope during one of her trips. Jenn and I agreed and wondered when we would be contacted. This week we received an email from Heather, the volunteer
Sara had mentioned to us.
After weeks working off and on I am nearly done with a Shutterfly book chronicling Penelope’s first two years. We have been blessed to receive nearly two hundred photos of her, starting at roughly two months of age and going up to what we believe is the day before she was in our arms. Some were taken by staff at Shepherd’s Field, some by visitors, and some with the disposable camera’s we sent prior to our arrival. The photos taken at Shepherd’s Field were shot with a Canon EOS. Embedded in the image file are the dates and times the photos were taken. This is why I love technology.
After much debating and hand wringing Jenn and I shipped a care package to China. We were not convinced it would make it to Penelope and thought the shipping would cost around $50. We decided it was better to spend the money with the potential to lose it than not send the package and never know if she would receive the items. Included in the package were two Kodak disposable cameras. We’ve read that if the orphanages take pictures they are usually all taken at one time. And that’s if they are taken at all.