Friday, December 30, 2011

Happy Birthday at KFC, Nanning

I think Matthew would have loved us to just stay in the park and have lunch...
but the girls were having none of it!
They were going to KFC!!!!!
Cos that's what we do!
Every year!

So the crazy task began again, dividing the girls into groups each with an older leader,
making sure everyone had change for the taxi?,
then trying to find a taxi for everyone......

Once all that was done, Matthew headed off on his bike,
carrying all the stuff :-)

We managed to find a wee taxi.....

                                                                   and off we went.....
                                                  Ellen and her team in the car in front
First arrivals at KFC had to find us all seats...then settle down to chat and wait for everyone

                                               Note the Hopes & Dreams cards with the girls!
                                                Chatting with Guangxi Girl's staff -
               these wonderful ladies do a great job of keeping in touch with the girls thro QQ
                                       and just making sure everything is OK for them all.
                                                            Presents from Sponsors.....
                                  Don't think Xiaomi could have been more delighted with her Teddy?
                                                      One of my favourite photos of the day!

                                                         Looking forward to her KFC!!!!!!

                                                            Love the Teddies at the table

                                              So many magical moments, sharing with the girls........
Matthew's Staff enjoying a wee rest! 
They both work so hard to keep everything right with our girls :-)
( I have lovely photos of this wee one enjoying her corn here just days after adoption..
hard to think it is the same wee girl ;-)

Just chillin together

                                      these girls got themselves quite "attached" to this little one :-)
                                                Special friendships between the girls
                                                              My 2 very special "Rui" Girls
The oldest one now graduated from university in Guangdong...she is an inspiration to the younger girls
...and will go on to great things with her life, making a difference to many!!!!!!

                                                        Time to get the Birthday cake ready......

                                 ..and for our Birthday celebrations for the 7th year in a row

 How precious to look back over the years and see where our girls have come from.....
and where they are going to!
A wonderful testament to love and faithful commitments all around the world.
The ripple effect of these relationships just cannot be measured...
and I know they will continue to ripple around the world.

to all of our Girls
from their friends and sponsors

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