Friday, December 12, 2008


Don't know how I skipped posting for yesterday.
Myia came back from the hospital with a "clean" bill of health. They want to see her back there in February. They didn't send any medicine with her. Just a note to use saline drops in her nose. She hates that too. She was very happy to be back here. She gave me a big hug at the door and then started babbling like she was telling me all that went on since Tuesday night.
Victoria's friend, John, brought over a crib for Molly Jane. He was very nice and really enjoyed the girls. It was the first time he had seen a child with Down Syndrome and he kept commenting on how they are just like other children! Spread the word, John.
Today the social worker came at 10am. I had no warning, so I was glad the girls were clean and dressed and the dishes were done! She told me she had never worked with kids with DS before and she was really pleased to see how happy and bonded they were. She asked me if I was going to take them home next week! What?! Can I??? She said, she thought I could. But I checked with Bruno and that's only for the French families who come here, because they are part of the European Union. The United States is not. It was fun thinking about it for a few hours though.
Then this afternoon the housekeeper came. When she saw the girls I thought she was going to cry. She THANKED me for taking these girls. It turns out she is a teacher at the high school. She teachers Home Ec. She was down on the floor wiht the girls singing Latvian songs to them. She said that she knows her country is not ready to have these children out in the community, but that she heard there are so many opportunities for them in America. She was very sweet. It was nice to see that there are people here who can see our kids as worthy of a home and a family.
I'm ready to go home. I know I want these girls. I feel sure that the social worker's report will be a reccomendation to let me adopt them. I just want to go home. Everyday I dread giveing the girls back, but I know it's inevitable and I want to go home and see my other kids. It's really too cold to take the girls outside and there's not much to do here.
Oh, Myia likes Barney! I had brought a DVD with Barney to show her. I figured since Barney is a staple at home, I might as well introduce him to her here. She sat and watched the whole DVD and danced when he sang. It was very cute.
12 days until Christmas. Today is the 47th birthday of Noelle, the first foster baby our family had when I was 10 years old. Happy Birthday Noelle....


Dolores said...

Oh good idea to sing and dance with them! Songs with hand gestures, you know. I dread you having to leave them behind, too. I wish things could be easier!

I know how much you miss your kids at home, so much it hurts!

You are a trailblazer for the others who will go there, your experience is so valuable!

Got paper and pen? I always do better at times like that with something to be creative with. I'm So glad you have this way to journal, Linda. It'll all be so precious to have.

So nice that the housekeeper and the others like the girls!!!

MamaPoRuski said...

Wow, what a great day! Praying for a seamless transition between visits!

Anonymous said...

Hang in there my friend you will soon be hugging on your children back home and the time will fly by fast to go back and bring your daughters home. Wow I am ready to pack the coffee away for awhile. I am lucky if I am getting 3 hours of sleep a night. Give them girls a big hug for me. Lots of love coming to you.

juliegelo said...

Hi linda
Weather here in Washington is really crummy too. Rainy, windy, and the cold is to hit tonight. Then for the next week it's not supposed to get above freezing. I will pick up Veronica and Adam on Tuesday for basketball. I have been busy tonight doing Christmas cards, wrapping gifts, crocheting. I was in Washington DC for three days this week. Nickolas will be 14 tomorrow. Can you believe it? I can only imagine the heartbreak and how much you miss your babies here and how sad you must be at the thought of leaving your two little ones. When you will get home? How long until you go back? Do you have to go back a third time? Well, light and blessings to you and the children.