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Tuesday, July 14, 2009


This afternoon I had a crystal-clear phone connection via Skype with LaWanna in Haiti.

I am thankful for this bright spot in what was otherwise a very disappointing day for our Haitian adoption.

We spoke for half an hour, about the latest news around the orphanage and the latest antics of the seven babies (ages 19 months and under) that she currently has in her care.

I learned who would be caring for my boys and the other babies in LaWanna's absence, two trustworthy Haitian ladies and possibly a visiting American volunteer, in whom she has complete confidence (thus, so do I.)

She told me that she is "ready" to turn my boys over to me because of their increasing antics ... she says they "fight like brothers" especially when she sits them side by side in their high chairs and they are competing over a toy. But on the other hand, she says they are both very cute. :) Apparently Alec has an ongoing battle with Charlene now that their cribs are side by side. If they both are standing up, she is easily offended by his near proximity and lets the whole world know it. (What can I say, he has a way with the ladies, ha!) Ian is the ringleader and has a bad habit of trying to wake up all the other babies each morning by grunting, "Eh! Eh! Eh!" at the top of his lungs. In fact, she says all the other kids imitate him and make the same sound now. Should be a fun way to wake up when he gets home!

Tomorrow, LaWanna and all seven babies leave on a four-day (three-night) adventure. They've been invited to join a group of LaWanna's friends from Indiana at another orphanage, with the promise of many willing and eager hands to help with the babies (a youth group from the States will also be there.) They are even going to take all the babies to the beach! I am excited for my boys because I know they will get spoiled rotten and I'm sure they will love this total change of routine for a few days. I only wish I could be there to share it with them.

I am thankful to the Lord for those He sends to love on our babies while we are apart.


stephanie said...

I'm so sorry for you. Its so hard.

-kate- said...

May I ask who your adoption is through? We are adopting from Haiti too. I have been reading your blog for a while now, and your boys are adorable!

Melissa said...

She is more adventurous than I would be with that many babies, but I guess with the promise of the help :) I am so glad that the boys get that opportunity to have a fun excursion.

cecilia said...

Guauuuuu, que novedades, se van de paseo, que bueno!!!!!!

Jenn said...

What cute little personalities! I'm glad they have each other to love...and to bug!