|Photo taken by R|
|Those dots are people!|
After our walk in the park the orphanage director asked us to join her for lunch. We had a typical orphanage meal consisting of boiled meat, a beet salad, and a side of pickles. Those of you who know me well know this is my worst nightmare--literally the only food I don't like are pickles so it was ironic that this was one of my sides. Not wanting to disappoint the director, I mustered up my courage and took a bite. No, pregnancy hasn't changed my mind on pickles. Imagine my relief when I looked over at the director's plate and the only thing she had left were the pickles! Phewf, I was home free. It was such a kind gesture for her to invite us to lunch, especially considering that we had no translator and couldn't communicate while we ate.
To commemorate the holiday, we presented the director with a plant and a box of chocolates. We also gave each of the caretakers a box of chocolates with a note thanking them for taking such good care of R. They all seemed to enjoy and appreciate their gift.
Women's Day was a fun holiday to celebrate (even though it delayed our court date). I say the U.S. should incorporate a similar holiday!