We saw Andrey for a short time tonight. Usually, we are there in the afternoon, but there is never a set time we come. He will ask us at the end of the visit, "What time tomorrow?" We never know, so we tell him that we'll be back. When he asked us on Monday what time for Tuesday, we said we'd be there early in the morning for paperwork, then we'd be back later in the day to see him.
Well, our day was longer than we thought it would be. We didn't get back to the orphanage until 6:00 tonight. He let us know when he got up this morning, he looked out his window and saw our car. He got ready and came down, but by the time he got downstairs, we were gone. Then he waited for us this afternoon...2:00, 3:00, 4:00. I felt so bad. I would've much rather been with him than doing paperwork. But this was an important day for that and we accomplished what we needed to do. He's a sweet, gentle boy who understood all that needed to get done. Do you think he missed us? I know I missed him!
He and Mark spent time throwing a softball back and forth. He seemed to enjoy that! It's fun to have a dad you can play ball with.
Our lovely facilitator, Alla with me and Andrey. Alla is holding Andrey's phrase book. He is working on learning English and might I add, speaks it very clearly!
Continued prayers would be most welcome. Lots going on, but Andrey is doing amazingly well! Thanks to all of you who have been there for us and him. Mark and I speak often of our wonderful friends....all of YOU!
Love and Blessings,