Sunday, January 29, 2012

Cold, cold winter!

While this winter has been exceptionally warm here in upstate NY., I can't help but think about how cold it is in Heilongjiang Province, where Leo currently lives. With limited heat. There is a photo in the book Kids Like Me in China of little children all bundled up, all huddled around a small space heater. In the colder orphanages, children are bundled in so many layers that they actually lose muscle tone. Think of Ralphy in the movie A Christmas Story, bundled up so tightly that he can't walk. Central air and heat is a luxury that the Daqing orphanage simply can't afford. Stay warm little Leo, we're coming to get you soon!