Today we visited Maria's Big House of Hope (MBHOH). It is a 7story bldg in Luoyang. I twittered a picture of it earlier today(while you were prob sleeping). Its is painted sky blue w/clouds all over it. The story goes that when the painting of the bldg was approved it was to be a single white cloud at the top as a logo. Turns out the painter didn't have a complete understanding of the expectation and the building is covered in clouds. In hindsight, it goes perfectly with the theme of the Chapman family since Maria's accident..flowers, butterflies, and clouds and the coming of Spring. It seems the building has already started a trend, because another building was built in Luoyang, recently, and it is blue w/clouds all over it. :)
Sweet babies at MBHOH. Great Dr. & nurses and nannies to take care of them. The children are there because they need special care and attention. Some need surgery. And some just need a place to live out there short remaining time on earth experiencing love and respect.
We were impressed with the facility and staff. They have done an excellent work and have taken very seriously this work of caring for orphans.
For more info on Maria's Big House, check out ShowHope.org
Tomorrow we start the next leg of our journey to get Hope.