I know that someone out there is waiting to see these little faces…This week, while I was playing with Sherley, she learned and the English alphabet, from A – P! She is SO smart!
Last night Dorlens spent the evening in my room with me. He loved watching videos on my computer and being a little cuddle bug! At 8:00 he drank 6oz of formula and fell asleep, he didn’t wake up again until 8:00 this morning! He is a great sleeper!
Tonight, when I told Richeland and Rose MiLove that their new Mom was coming to see them tomorrow they were so excited that each of them jumped up and down and then ran to tell everyone else! They spent a lot of hours tonight looking at photos of their new family and naming each of them!
Today, Evie followed an 8oz bottle with 2 jars of baby food and was STILL upset when she was cut off, this little girl loves to eat! If she didn’t spend every spare second crawling around the house at 18mph she would be quite the little chunk!
Don’t let this picture fool you, Hannah has been full of smiles and laughs this week. Tonight she danced and danced with the big girls, shaking her hips and trying to copy their arm movements. Hannah is a very happy, sweet little girl!
I have to apologize for my lack of communication. Last Saturday I got sick, really sick. Aside from a bout of Typhoid in 2008, I have never been this ill. Every symptom you can name I had it. If I had the luxury I would have been in bed for 5 days straight, but we all know that that isn’t possible! I have been working slowly and taking lots of naps. Blogging was constantly on my list but I just could not work up the energy.
I finally broke down and asked Mme Jeanel to go to the pharmacy and get me some Cipero. She retuned with the pills and 2 apples! Never has an apple tasted so good. This morning I woke up feeling like a new person! I know that so many of you out there have been praying for me and I thank you! There are moments throughout the day that I have felt strength that only comes from One source, thank you so much for petitioning on my behalf!
Our 3 babies who are in the hospital are doing much better! Bianka received 3 bags of IV fluids and is no longer vomiting or having fevers. Sanel is no longer having diarrhea and has gained weight and Nephtalie’s cough is slowly going away, she is still on oxygen but is breathing much easier now!
I am so thankful to be here. There have been some VERY low moments this past week. I have doubted seriously coming here. I have cried to go home. I have given up and been entirely hopeless but through it all I know that God has been conditioning me for this place. It still isn’t easy but I know that I CAN do this. I still long for the life I could be living in the United States but every day a bit of that life fades into something that is so much more precious here. Every day I am here it feels a little bit more like home. I am starting to hate it less with every hour, but man, it is still really, really hot!