We will not get a court date until the middle of July. We have decided to use our air miles to go home to wait. We hate to leave Lena and we will have our facilitator explain that we will be coming back, but I know she will be upset because she has become very bonded with us in a short time and vice versa. We are leaving her our Ukrainian phone with lots of minutes so she can call us anytime. Yesterday we took her toiletries that she needed. She was so appreciative, and to think this is such a small thing that our other children have always taken for granted. I brought Lena some clothes and one of her friends from the states has sent her clothes. When we arrive at the orphanage she has taken so much care with her appearance and she is very meticulous with everything. This is not an easy thing to do in an orpahange situation. It is obvious that the clothes that have been given to her mean alot and she takes care of them.
We will be leaving here tomorrow to catch a plane home on Thursday. I am very excited to see our other children. They tell me the house is still standing so that is a relief. In all seriousness they have done a great job and we are proud of them. Brett got everyone out of bed really early on Fathers Day to take a picture to send to Mark.
We have gone to the orphanage each day. There are two little brothers in this orphanage that are 8 and 11 and are small for their ages. They are good athletes and the younger one is so smart. I am trying to see if they are registered and available. I have taken pictures when the care takers are not patrolling :) There is a 14 year old girl who is adorable,sweet and has the potential to be a stunning woman unfortunately she needs braces in the worst way. There are two sisters and they both have so much personality. I brought beads and they made the most stunning necklaces out of them. It is hard not to look at these children and think of the potential if they just had a family. I have to remember that God loves them more than we ever could and he knows their situation.
We have been staying in a hotel that has a nice place to eat. Last night they were celebrating a 50th birthday. They were dancing in a circle holding hands and having such a great time. I was invited to dance with them and it was so much fun. I love the music and the food has been excellent. I am not going to lose any weight as I have with our last adoptions.
The next time I post will hopefully be from home. Until then as they say in Russian "Dos va donya"