Monday, August 18, 2008

A few extra pounds!



When we first started going to the town orphanage, we thought that it would be great to have a family night. We would cook supper for them and then play some games or do some craft with them.... We had no idea at the time the impact that this was going to make on both them and us..... Right from the start, the kids were open to any attention that we could give them, It really was a fun night for us, and we always looked forward to our time with them. As the weather improved, we were able to start taking them on outings as well. When we first got there , one young guy Aibek, had as his claim to fame the ability to do a "stomach roll, " and would gleefully perform for us..
video
Well, when it came time for our going away party, he decided to give us another performance .... which he had not done for a while.... Then all of a sudden he got a bit of a concerned look on his face... it appears that all that cooking, he was able to pack on a few pounds in the last few months, and his belly roll is no longer what it use to be...
video
... I can think of lots of worse problems to have......

2 comments:

Mala said...

I'm very partial to Aibeks from Tokmok!
Thank you for sharing.

Drew and Rita said...

Aibeks is delightful! The video, "seeing them high and lifted up" is amazing. Those children look so happy. I feel like getting on a plane and flying there to help too! I cannot imagine the joy you feel every time you touch the lives of these kids and the families. Rita