I was trying to cover up my uncomfortableness.
Please take a look at this picture it was Di*na's only request on what she wanted to take back with her.
Are you familiar with this product?
(I certainly wasn't.)
It is laundry soap. Di*na gets part of a bar issued to her each month from her orphanage. That is how she is able to hand wash her own clothes in the sink.
The day before she leaves, we take her to wal-mart to pick out whatever else she wants (we still had space in her suitcase) and she only picks three bars of laundry soap. I felt like someone had kicked me in the gut.
Today is a critical day for Christmas orphan hosting. The deadline to match with Ukrainian children (U-#'s) is TODAY (Thursday, November 1st), except for a few children who we will have another 10 days to match. The deadline to match with Latvian children (L-#'s) IS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2nd!!!
PS: Did I ever tell you that we hosted on the very last day with only hours left? We are planners and that was totally not our thing. So glad we stepped out of our comfort and norm. I encourage you to do the same.