In less than 24 hours, we will pick up Polina. My first job as her Momma, cover my baby girl in каламин Лосьон and cuddle her. That's right - she's got chicken pox. At least that's what they think it is. We will have a doctor come to see her where we are staying to know for sure what we are dealing with. She is far enough into it that it shouldn't hinder our process as long as it is in fact chicken pox.
It was very humbling today when we met with our facilitator and she told us it is widely believed that my Dec. 26 blog that was translated & published all over Russian blogs was an integral part of the decision to allow those through the court system to come home. That's what it's all about for me - getting all of the orphans that have met their parents home.
Other than that, things are going well. We are meeting with "old" and new friends and filling out paperwork, going to the grocery store & pharmacy. I'm reading more and more and recognizing places. I'm sad to know that this is our last time here for awhile. My heart has grown huge for the Russian citizens & of course the orphans! I know that God is working there somehow. He knows where it is going even while I do not.