Today we have been back from the Ukraine for a whole month. We actually haven't been home a whole month since Victoria was in the hospital for the first week, but still, it seems like I should be doing some kind of reflecting that doesn't involve counting the minutes until nap time .
Most of my thoughts lately have been pretty basic. Things like, "What the heck am I doing?" or "How can an 18 pound child continue to poop 10 times every single day?
A lot has happened in just a month. Victoria and Francesca have changed so much. Francesca went from a child who was so hungry that she picked crumbs off the floor to a child who actually refuses food (only sometimes). Victoria is learning to trust more and more everyday. I think, I hope, they are both happy.
But I don't want to become complacent. I don't want get back into my routine of making grocery lists, going to the park and doing laundry. I don't want to ever forget what I saw in the Ukraine.
I am not sure what to do just yet, but I am working on it. In the meantime, here are a few sweet angels who need homes, just in case anyone is looking for a sweet child. You can read more about them on Reecesrainbow.org
Sweet Bethany with HIV
Mila, who has already been transferred to a mental institution
Roland, who has Dwarfism
Sammy, he has Aperts Syndrome, like Francesca
By the way, I finally unpacked my suitcase today!