Monday, October 09, 2006
Maybe no news would be better
So, in addition to receiving our court date today. We were sent an update for Baby T! How exciting to open the email and see that he really has grown---from 4.9kg to 7.6kg in just 4 months time. Unfortunately, at the end of our update we found that he had been sick with: vomiting, coughing, rapid breathing and an ear infection all which cleared up with antibiotics only to be replaced with----CHICKEN POX!
Yes, our dear baby has chicken pox. We had heard it was going around the orphanage, but hadn't received news about our children specifically until today. There are not words to describe how sad it feels to know that he is so sick and so far away without us there to comfort him. Oh, I know he's under great care and supervision in the orphanage, but is there any substitute for mom when you feel sick? I don't think so.
Even C, when she saw the picture of Baby T, pock-marked and all, remarked,
"Oh momma, I just want to hold him."
"I know," I replied, "You'll hold him soon."
And then, typical of a 3 year old, she demanded, "NO, momma, I want to hold him NOW."
I think I hear my inner 3 year old calling.