We were thrilled to receive a video of our Marina yesterday. This was such an unexpected blessing! It is a joy to be able to "see" her while we are waiting to travel, but it also makes us more anxious to be with her in person : )
From someone who has visited her orphanage recently, they emailed us this about Marina:
"I follow your blog, and instantly recognized Marina when we were in her room at the orphanage. We played with her several times, she was so fun. And quite comical! I took pictures and video for you, and will send when I have more time. We just got home last night. She seems to be doing well, not sure when the last update you had on her was. One of her caregivers said they were really working with her on speaking and communication. We called her Marina the Fairy all week, because she would just flit around the room....quickly, and then jump into the air. She loved to be picked up, hugged, and swung into the air. She also knew how to blow air into a baggie, twist it, and the pop it. We were all laughing (I did take the plastic bag from her, it was ours...didn't want a choking hazard around). She also was a bit of a pick-pocket, and actually was in my fanny pack digging around before I could even realize what happened, and pretty sure she managed to get the lid off my hand sanitizer and give that a rub on her face (oops!). We definitely loved on her for you, and enjoyed our time with your girl."