There is not much to update. Everything is still kind of the same as last reported. The children are kind of going on with business as usual. They play around with us when we are all in the same place. But they don't really seek us out. I know that is kind of confusing because they knew we were coming for them. It is a long story that i can't free speak about right now. But a big part of this is that it is all becoming real for them now. And, as i wrote about previously, they are not a typical orphan. These children have been loved most all of their lives. They are exceptional kids! They are so far from the norm when it comes to comparing them to most orphans.
We have a translator coming tonight and we are going to have a Q&A with them. I hope afterward we will know better where everything stands.
We are having a new experience that we had only previously heard our other friends talk about. When we adopted the girls Alexi was already 15 and mostly independent. We missed him. But this time is different because this time we left Alexi and our four Princesses behind, and we miss them all terribly!. So, now we know what it is like and what our other friends had told us about. When i'm at home my lap is rarely not occupied. There is always at least one or two of the girls sitting on me. When i watch TV in my room there is usually one or three sitting or laying on my back. I'm really missing that right now. But God's will is first. He brought us here for a purpose and we'll see it through.
I can't say thank you enough to all those that have gathered around us to help! Traci Heim is caring for the girls while we are gone. We have never worried even for a second! She is an awesome Mama and a seasoned adopter. She understands orphans and is a God send! Our Church family has been behind and around us from the beginning. We can't thank you all enough for all you have done and continue to do!
Shane & Diana