‘Living for love’: Madonna counts her blessings as she returns to Malawi orphanage where she adopted Mercy James… and enjoys ride on swing
Madonna has returned to the orphanage in Malawi where she adopted Mercy James.
The 56-year-old singer shared some cute Instagram snaps on Thursday, showing Mercy and her other adopted child, David Banda, playing at Kondanani Children’s Home.
In one frame, Madonna is sitting on a swing while her daughter pushes her.
The mother-of-four has opted not to spend Thanksgiving in America, but in the spirit of giving thanks, but reflected on what she was grateful via social media.
‘Getting pushed around by Mercy James at Kondanani Orphanage! #livingforlove,’ she wrote in a caption accompanying the snap of her on the swing.
Madonna wrote: ‘The World is upside down! Count your blessings! They are endless.’
Also on Thursday, Madonna visited the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre, Malawi’s second largest city and commercial capital.
The Material Girl songstress mixed with medical staff and children while in town to launch a new project to construct a paediatric surgery and intensive care unit, which will enable the hospital to double the number of surgeries for children.
Madonna arrived in the central African country on Wednesday, marking her first trip to Malawi since her furious row with the country’s former president 18 months ago.
The singer is believed to have flown in with the two children she adopted from the central African country and her biological son Rocco, 14, for surprise talks with the new leader.
Madonna, who funds orphanages in the country and is helping to build schools and hospitals, was unceremoniously sent packing in April last year after a dispute with ex-president Joyce Banda.
Madonna spent Thanksgiving at the orphanage where she adopted her children.
The ‘Hung Up’ hitmaker – who has two biological children, Rocco and Lourdes and two adopted children, Mercy and David – made a visit to the Kondanani Orphanage today (27.11.14) with her two adopted kids to celebrate the holiday.
She shared a photo on Twitter of her being pushed on a swing by Mercy and wrote next to the photo: “Getting pushed around by Mercy James at Kondanani Orphanage! #livingforlove (sic)”
She also posted a photograph of Mercy and David outside the orphanage, tweeting: “The World is upside down! Count your blessings! They are endless…………… @raisingmalawi.
“Happy Thanksgiving from Malawi! #livingforlove (sic)”.
Whilst visiting the African country, Madonna also met with trainee surgeons at the Queen Elizabeth hospital.
She uploaded a picture of herself, her daughter and a group of the trainees, writing next to it: “Surgical Trainees at Queen Elizabeth Hospital! In the business of Miracles! @raisingmalawi #livingforlove (sic)”
Madonna – who founded the Raising Malawi charity with Michael Berg – was in the country to help launch a project, which will see a two-storey paediatric surgery and intensive care unit built nearby, providing an extra 50 beds.
She told the medical staff: “I’m happy to be associated with the future of your beautiful country.
“Children are your future.”
She also greeted the locals in their native language of Chichewa, saying: “Muli bwanji?” before joking: “I’m now a Malawian.”
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Madonna returned to Malawi today for the first time since her furious row with the country’s former president Joyce Banda almost 18 months ago.
The singer is believed to have flown in this morning with the two children she adopted from the central African country and her other son for surprise talks with the new leader President Arthur Peter Mutharika brother to Bingu WA Mutharika who also had amicable relationship with the Pope icon.
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