Saturday, July 7, 2007

A Day in the Life of Benjamin

I just got an email on the yahoo group about what the routine is like at the orphanage. It was so neat to see written out what a day in the life of Benjamin is like. It makes me feel close to him and will make it so much easier to structure our life when he gets home.

The kids get up around 7 and are in bed at night by 7:30. His daily routine includes two baths a day because of the heat, playtime, preschool, and three meals a day. Each night before bed there is an evening devotion for the kids. I love knowing that he is hearing about Jesus on a daily basis and getting a good spiritual foundation. I'm also glad to know that naps are still a daily part of his day! I think I'll join him for some of those when he gets home. : )

I'm so thankful that my little boy is not in an institution somewhere, but is in a home, with predictable structure and lots of love. He's getting fed and cared for physically and spiritually.

It's midnight here, but he should be waking up in about an hour there and starting a new day. It is such a gift to know basically what he will be doing throughout that day. Right now, I can just imagine him fast asleep. I can't wait for the day when I can sneak into his room and watch him sleeping in person.


Brandi said...

I'm with you! So fun to know their schedule. I can't wait for you to have Benjamin so we can see the pictures of him sleeping too. . .all safe and snuggly in his own home!


Brandi said...


How old is Benjamin? I can't remember, though I could probably find it through digging through your old posts!

I just re-read your post. Did you ever think it would warm your heart so much just to know that your child was receiving 3 meals a day?


Becky said...

Brandi, Benjamin turns 2 at the end of this month. Your right! I never would have known how comforting it is to know he isn't hungry.

amber said...

Thanks for your encouraging words on my post today! I agree ... it is mind-blowing that the God of the entire universe cares so much for us and is so intimately involved in our lives. What a wondrous thing! I shudder to think where would we be without Him...
Bless you.