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.