To my kids: I love you so much and miss you a lot. Please know I am praying for you that you will have a good day at school today, that basketball practice will go OK, even all the fun stuff like math and spelling!! And have fun tonight at cooking class and Bible study. You guys will have to tell me what your hardest spelling word is this week. As far as staying overnight with friends, Mommy and Daddy would prefer that you not do that until after we get home. Give each other a big hug and kiss and give Grandma and Grandpa a big hug, too.
We got to visit with Caleb/Sasha again for about 1 1/2 hours. We were actually visiting in the orphanage doctor's office today and Caleb seemed much more comfortable in there. He scooched up on the couch beside me, seemed very happy to see the bunnies again, got a big kick out of me copying his sounds and movements, was laughing and waving at people walking out of the room, played with the car that Kevin brought that winds up and flashes light with Kevin sitting beside him. It was very interesting to me to see a child his age so contented to just sit in one place and play and jabber. (He seems to be a bit conjested and has a yucky nose but didn't fight having his nose wiped too much.) A little later Kevin was on the floor with the car and crawled over toward Sasha to hand it to him and all of a sudden absolutely out of the blue Sasha got the saddest look on his face and these big tears sneaking out of his eyes. I felt bad for Sasha because it seemed so traumatic to him and I felt bad for Kevin because he is such a good Daddy and trying so hard. Maybe nobody here plays on the floor? He did let me hold him and comfort him and wipe his eyes. We took him back to the caregivers. Anyway it was pretty much time to go
GOTTA GO We're meeting with Meredith and her husband.