We all long for Saturday mornings when we can sleep in late! When Randy and I got up, we immediately noticed the yellow sky upon glancing out the window. Although it was not predicted in the weather, we were clearly having another dust storm. It's not too hard to figure out when the sky is yellow and everything has a good coat of dust all over it. The dust storm is one of several we get throughout the year coming from the Gobi Desert. Although the cart was standing when we got up, shortly thereafter the winds picked up and toppled it again as before. This is getting old with this being the second time in about 2 weeks or so! As each of the girls got up, they all asked the same question, "Why is it so yellow outside?!" Even little Hannah who has a bit of trouble expressing herself, but no trouble picking up on the obvious, pointed to the window and said "Shenme?! (What?)" We haven't been out to look at the cart yet to see if there's any damage, hopefully not. We decided to wait until the wind died down so as to not take a chance of it toppling again!
We are the Rippee family! We manage and are house parents in a home for older orphaned girls in China. It's called the Forever Home, and it is a project of New Day Foster Home. Like all foreign workers at NDFH, we receive no salary for our work, so if you would like to support our family's living expenses, please click the button below to donate through PayPal. Donations are tax-deductible. To learn more about the Forever Home and ways you can directly support this work, please visit New Day Foster Home's website.
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Elise was adopted at the age of 3 years old as a special needs child by Randy and Rita Rippee, managers and house parents of this Forever Home. Elise is home- schooled and really loves music, cooking, arts and crafts, and enjoys being the big, older sister to the Forever Home girls.
Shawna was adopted at the age of 1 year old as a special needs child by Randy and Rita Rippee, managers and house parents of this Forever Home. Shawna is home-schooled and is good at piano, arts and crafts, and thoroughly enjoys playing with the Forever Home girls.
Elizabeth was adopted at the age of 10 years old as a special needs child by Randy and Rita Rippee, managers and house parents of this Forever Home. Elizabeth is home-schooled and loves the outdoors, computers, bike riding, and crafts.
THE FOREVER HOME GIRLS
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