As you may have guessed, cultural traditions are different here than they are back home. We are just trying to smile and greet everyone with some love... sometimes things get a little out of hand. We heard kissing giraffes was a rite of passage. But maybe it was more like initiation. Just kidding.
Merry Christmas to you all! We want to say thank you for helping us to get here and supporting us to stay here, especially this time of year. We are grateful for the privilege to be here. I know it sounds cliche, but really, its true.
Speaking of traditions, each Christmas the missionaries go caroling around the different wards of the hospital. It was so fun to be able to do that again and this time with our children.
Today we went to celebrate Christmas with a nearby orphanage. We brought a craft to color as we told the Christmas story. Each child also received a new outfit. It was a great way to celebrate the season.
* Photos taken and used with permission (with the exception of the giraffe)
Mike (pediatric surgeon) and Julie (nurse/mother to two) living in Kenya, East Africa