It was beyond any words I have to see our sweet Mila again. She definitely recognized me and got great big eyes when she saw me. It almost looked like she was thinking "I can't believe you came back." She did NOT take her eyes off of me for much of the visit. It was the sweetest thing ever!!!! I just snuggled her and told her that tonight is her last night in that orphanage and from this point forward she would never spend another night alone! Then I told her to get ready because we're bustin' out of that place TOMORROW!!!! To say I can't wait doesn't even begin to describe it.
She smiled more tonight than I've ever seen her smile before!
Uncle Mike holding Mila. Aunt Carol you must be so jealous ;)
Our prayers are being heard. Mila seems to be doing so much better. She stayed awake the entire visit (something she had yet to do on our first trip here), she didn't feel warm at all, she was very alert, and seemed more comfortable. I'm hoping that maybe she was just really not feeling well and sick during our first couple weeks with her. She seems bigger to me, it seems impossible. I swear she has more hair! It's just crazy!
Although I am so thrilled that tomorrow is gotcha day, I can't help but be saddened by what we are leaving behind. There are so many faces, so many little souls who need a mama and papa. There is one little girl in particular that has stole not only my heart, but Shawn's heart and Mike's heart as well. She is known as "peek-a-boo girl" because she loves playing peek-a-boo with us. Please pray for her. I don't know her circumstances but I know she longs for a mama and papa of her very own.
Thank you for the continued prayers. They are being heard!!! Praying this trip continues to bring miracles for Mila!