It is so good to see the kids again! We were told by Tatiana that Aaron really missed us. She saw him a couple of days ago and said that he was asking for his mama and papa. When she told him that I would be here in a couple of days, he kept asking, "Really?" She told him over and over again....."REALLY!" So he was very happy to see me. The Hinz family who are adopting Sonya and Dusty are here on their first trip. We were able to visit the orphanage together. What a playgroup we had : )
When we first arrived, I walked down the hall straight to Julia's room. I was hoping she remembered me and didn't have to warm up to me all over again. I walked up to her crib and looked in and smiled at her. She gave me a big grin! I talked to her for a little bit and then let the nannies get her changed. She was very happy to be put back in my arms. She did very well with the "playgroup." We had to watch out for kids clambouring over and around her. When she does get bumped or leaned on, she flinches a bit, but ultimately takes it in stride. This is good since she is one of six kids now. She also warmed up to my friend Aimee who is with me to help bring the kids home.
When we left today, Aaron was pretty upset. He was crying and clinging to me because he said he wants to go home with us NOW! He was also wondering where papa was. He had me in tears too. We explained to him that he would be coming home to America very soon and that papa was home getting everything ready for him. I think the 10 days were very long for him and he's now afraid that it will be a long time before I come back again. It has been such a long journey....he can't understand that it really will happen very soon. How I can't wait to get both of them home!!