Friday, February 18, 2011

Day 8

First let say thank you to everyone who has left comments, who have emailed me, and those of you who have read the blog but not commented, and last but not least thank you to everyone who has continued to pray for us on a daily basis!

Today started out just like every other day lol but todays cab ride was so totally different than any other cab ride we have taken. We went out of our apartment and got into the taxi and it was a girl, well that was a first lol, but then bless her heart she was trying so hard but I don't really know how long she has been driving but all cars over here are stick shift, and we were being jerked like crazy, and then bless her heart she didn't know where she was going, and then her car kept stalling, and bless her poor heart these crazy Americans in the background who couldn't understand what she was saying. Oh goodness! Then we finally get to the orphanage and she didn't have change so we had to call our facilitator so she could translate for us, and our facilitator told us to go with her she was going to take us to the Anteka (pharmacy) and get change. Well she didn't take us to the pharmacy she took us too a corner shop, then they didn't have change, so Andrew set off and he found a street vendor who was selling little books, so he bought one and got change there. She then takes us back to the  orphanage and we get a big smile from her but BLESS HER HEART!!!
We went in and got the girls and boy were they excited to see us! I wish I could capture their faces, and Ellee's face was priceless, she kept turning around and looking at her caregivers and had this huge grin on her face and she was pointing at me and smiling, I could imagine that she was thinking this is MY mommy. She says mama and points to me. It melts my heart. We had a great visit with them today. Ellee finally sat in her daddy's lap today! That is a big step for her because she would get close to him and sit next to him, and get very jealous if he picked someone else up or talked to one of the other kiddos but she would never sit in him lap. Today she did! She will also be our eater :) Johannah will too but she is slower and takes her time, Ellee LOVES to eat! She will be like her daddy ;) Like clock work everyday at 11:15 Ellee tells me she has to potty so I take her to her room and they put her on the potty, and when she is finished she smells the food and she is ready to go to her groupa. I take her back in tell her paka paka and she gives me a kiss and she goes on her way lol She is very independent. I then go back to the playroom where Johannah and Andrew are at, and we play for the last 15 minutes before taking her back to her groupa. Today when we took her back she done the same thing as yesterday she latched onto my neck and would not let go. They had to take her from me, it just breaks my heart to leave them there, I know soon very soon I won't have to do that anymore! Now on to the good stuff right??? :)





11 comments:

Monica said...

They are beautiful :-)

Monica
www.xmaswarrior.blogspot.com

mrsbullfrog said...

I wait every day for an update from you two...I feel like part of the family with your updates and pictures...I can't wait for the day you bring them home...I'm so happy for you and will continue to pray for the safe and happy return that I know is coming soon...

Lorene said...

Oh Jennifer, I'm so glad the girls now have a mommy to hang on to! Are you staying out the 10 days? If not I bet it'll be hard to wait!

Isaac&Elizabeth said...

Jennifer I am soo excited for you guys. I love getting on here everynight and seeing the new pictures and reading the update. Do you know if you will be able to come here or not yet. Either way, we continue to pray for you and Love ya bunches.

David and Carolyn said...

I love the last picture. " you've got to be kidding me... time is already up with my mama and papa. We were just getting in to the music!"
Love the taxi story :)

Scrappy quilter said...

I love the last picture too. Is that piano in the orphanage?? They are both so very cute.

Gaining Grace said...

So cute! Just started following your blog. Love the look on Johanna's face in the last picture. Too cute. Those girls are going to blossom in your care. :)

bbear~ said...

I am so happy and excoted for you both and love pictures of your girls. it is very blessing and touchy with happy tears... I will be keep prayers contines.. love you .. Love hear news and pictures of your girls ... hugs..Remember God is so good to you all..Blessing you r mommy to two lovely daughters !!

Diane said...

Oh my, I am so delighted and envious of you all at the same time.How amazing for the girls to finally know this is my mama and papa; and how amazing for you to finally, after all the prayers and tears, victories and disappointments to finally see them, hold them,know that one day soon you are all coming home together forever. BTW...I vote stay Jen...my heart is telling me your mothers heart is saying the same. Enjoy every second.

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Lisa said...

They are little dolls!! Have you seen any baby boys? :) If I am correct where you are that you might have :) I love reading your blog and can't wait to read it when the girls are home!
Lisa

http://www.buildingourvillage.blogspot.com/

Sarah said...

Our internet was out most of the day yesterday and I was having withdrawal not being able to check your blog!! :) Love the pics...last one is my favorite, too! Email me sometime, let me know if you've seen my sweet baby anywhere, OK? I dreamed about y'all seeing her last night. Oh, and I adore all the "Bless Her Hearts" in your post! It's such a great Southern phrase that can mean whatever you need it to mean! LOL