Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Oh, Those Babies!

I apologize for any typos. When I spell check, it knows I'm in Romania and it thinks every word on the page is spelled wrong.

End of Day one.

We finally got to see the babies this afternoon!

We met the ladies who started Firm Foundations as well as most of the staff - who are all amazing, of course. Stopped to eat at a German bakery then went on to the hospital. We are getting plenty of exercise while we're here!

Monday there were only a few babies there. Today, there were about 14 (I think). Some of them were sick. Others were not. I got to play with one named Roxie (is that spelled right?). She was spunky, strong, and loved to throw every toy I gave her on the floor. Fun times. Most of the group was on a different floor and after a while Vivian and I met up with the others. They were all in a big room with lots of babies, and Vivian and I went to a different room with one of the supervisors and 3 more babies. The baby I held was so sweet, and when I looked into his eyes I could see compassion coming from him. He was very upset when the other babies cried. He has a big beautiful bald head, so I called him Harry. I'm not sure what his actual name is, but it seemed to suit him. I'm told he's a twin, but the other one wasn't there.

Time went too quickly and I didn't want to leave. But we got to see the place where we will be setting up the baby closet in the hospital. It's bigger than we imagined (still just a closet size). Tomorrow we'll buy supplies and start organizing. They have a lot of donated items already, and there really isn't any way to find what is needed when it's needed.

Can't wait to go back in the morning, and in the afternoon we get to meet the teenage girls they minister to, shine some light into their lives and Ali will be trimming and styling their hair. They will also be making pretzels, which seem to be very popular here. Should be lots of fun.

Leaving crying little ones, knowing that no one is coming to hold them can really break you. The only thing that let's me walk out the doors is knowing they are in God's loving, strong, and comforting care and He loves them best.


  1. It always amazes me that there are unwanted babies in the world, especially with so many people longing to adopt. I wish there was an easy way to solve the problem, especially for those who can't afford the lengthy legal process.

  2. thank you for the update - prayers continue for the babies... heart breaking...