Yes, with 20 of our best xiǎo péng yǒu, we made sensory bottles. It was such a hit. It was also a little bittersweet because it was the last activity we did with them before saying goodbye. But seeing the sensory bottles in a video of their Spring Festival celebrations, weeks after we had been there, put a big smile on my face. Knowing they hold onto these bottles as sweet treasures gives me hope that they think fondly of us, too.
My heart aches for these precious babes, many of whom still wait simply because of their age or because their special needs sound scary on paper. They are on my mind every day. I pray that the Father multiplies our efforts on their behalf so they can come home to their forever families. I pray that families boldly step forward to claim these children as sons and daughters, despite the medical unknowns. These children are so worthy and will be beloved sons and daughters, ones who bless their families unimaginably.