+ Travel in a world of adventures
Read my full day to day blog of my first big overseas solo trip.
Catching up with old friends. Today waking up with my body so sore and batted and bruised from ice-skating yesterday. I feel like I am an old woman. Some family friends were still in town for the summer so I was lucky enough to be picked up for lunch and go to the nearest shopping mall. It was so lovely to see them - it was like I was here in Durban 10 years ago all over again. I always love the feeling when people understand you. After not seeing them for so many years and now things are back to as if no time has passed. We caught up for an hour or so and then I was dropped off back at the baby house.
I was beginning to grow a love for these babies - their slobber and all. It was so heart breaking to know that these little lives have no idea of their past and what they had to go through to be bought to this loving home. Most of them have been abandoned by their mothers or dumped at a traffic light or had to be given away by their families who couldn't afford them. Most of them would never even know their real mother, as if they ever wanted to meet their family later on in their lives, there is too little or no information about them. False names are given in the reports along with made up numbers. However they are bought here to this amazing place that takes care and raises these adorable babies for about a year or so until they are adopted into loving families who are either local or from Canada or around the world and are unable to have kids of their own, so they are overjoyed to have a little one after a year of paper work.
It makes all the difference knowing that these babies are going to good home. To people who will care for them and treat them like they are real human beings of which they are. I do believe one day I may just adopt as I have so much love to give him or her but most of all they have even more love to give back in return.
xx Kirsty Claire xx