We arrived at the orphanage again this morning. Papa and Little A were already visiting in the little entry way. It's been so good to see them together! We asked if we could take their picture together and Papa said that we could. We promised to have the pictures printed and to bring them with us on Monday. We learned that Papa was leaving on a train this weekend and wouldn't be there, but we said we would leave the pictures with the nannies to give him when he returned.
So here they are! Can't you see what a proud Papa he is?!
|Papa and Little A|
|Lindsay - who doesn't slow down for pictures|
It was hard to leave and she obviously didn't want us to go. Luda told us that she knows we are Mama and Papa and she doesn't want us to leave. Soon enough, little lady, we'll all leave there together! It's actually a bit of a good sign that she has begun to show some preference for us and a want for us to stay with her. There is still a long, long way to go, but it's nice to see these small beginnings of an attachment starting to form.
Poor Shawna has the reddest little cheeks this week. They've been dry and pink most for the last few weeks, but more so this week as the weather is much colder and drier. Ive been putting some lotion on them, but I can't wait to get home and use the good stuff on those little cheeks. My two favorite treatments are Aveeno and Eucerin branded lotions.
Today was our last day to ride with Kirill. He has recently applied for a job as a software tester and he starts this new job on Monday. He's really excited about it! So we said our farewells this afternoon as he brought us back to our apartment. He's really a nice guy and his English is pretty good. We'll definitely miss him as one of our new-found friends.
But the timing couldn't have been better. Isn't God good that way? Next week we will do all the paperwork to finalize the adoption, get passports and such. We'll have to spend this time with our facilitator running around town getting it all done. And then we'll get the girls out on Wednesday. So we'll be done with the daily drives to the orphanage anyway! God's timing is perfect! Kirill finished one job just in time to start another!
We went this evening and had the photos printed for Papa and I can hardly wait for him to see them! I just wish I could see his face... but it's likely that today was our last day to see him. Oh, how I will pray for him and Little A, and the rest of their family.
Just two more "waiting days"!