The Wellington Orphanage
The Wellington Orphanage – I MADE IT!
At last! I have arrived at the Wellington Orphanage! I have looked forward to the day I would see these faces again for three years! We arrived late and several of the orphans and pastor were awake to greet me. Due to the Ebola outbreak and in order to keep the orphanage safe, most of the orphans have been moved from Wellington, where there are more people, to the New Steps building near Newton where the towns and people are more spread out.
We spent the whole first day just filming life at the orphanage. The kids loved it and everywhere I turned there were kids shouting “Rose, Snap me! Snap me!”
Imagine the hottest humid day you know where the minute you step out into the sun you begin to sweat, a day where everywhere you have clothing touching your skin makes you feel 10 degrees hotter. It was one of those days. But I couldn’t ask for more space and move away from all of these precious orphans who just wanted to hold my hand and be loved!
Right away they have made me part of their family and want to be everywhere I was. I just want to hug them all and enjoy every minute with them in the small time I have here. They are teaching me their games and making sure I feel right at home!
Today Sierra Leone was declared Ebola free!! This day was long anticipated and everyone is excited for life to go back to normal.