One of my favorite memories of Patricia is that every day she would take my hairbrush and brush through my hair. One of my favorite memories of Philippe is how when he was coloring or playing and was singing or humming and he caught one of us looking at him, he got a sweet, sheepish grin on his face.
One of Lee's favorite Patricia memories is her falling asleep on his lap, with her head on his chest. One of his favorite Philippe memories is when we were back at the orphanage at the end of our visit and our kids had to eat dinner after everyone else had already eaten. The kids were crowding around Philippe and he stood up, and one by one, spooned food into the different kids' hands.
We cry thinking of them. We ache for them, but for the most part we do have peace that they aren't home yet. China has a rule that there has to be a year between placements, so our social worker would not have even approved us for them if it didn't take so long, so basically things are just working out they way they are supposed to work out. Please do remember them in your prayers. We know that even though they know we aren't coming this summer, that it will be hard for them to watch the van pull up to the orphanage and we don't get out. They don't understand why we left. Why we didn't take them home. Please pray for them to have peace and joy. Pray for their health. Pray for them any way you can! Thanks!