I have to make this quick, because we've got a wedding to shoot today (first one of the season!) and I have precious few minutes to get housework done before we'll be gone the rest of the day. Two quick updates. I promised to let you know how the conference call went on Wednesday. Unfortunately, we didn't receive any real new information, but I was comforted and encouraged that Anna (director of programs at AWAA) still feels pretty confident that we will get in before court closure. Here's now what we need to specifically pray for:
1. That MOWA (Ministry of Women's Affairs) would begin to write recommendation letters for those orphanages not being investigated (ours included) and softening of their hearts to release cases of kiddos who aren't being investigated.
2. Some of the orphanage directors of those not being investigated are trying to appeal to the Supreme Court to have MOWA continue writing recommendation letters. Pray for success and softening of hearts.
3. That any unethical behavior would be quickly discovered and remedied.
We also received our May update yesterday, and Mia is now up to 8 pounds! I also found out that she likes to make up her own sleeping schedule, and takes 4 1-1.5 hour naps a day and wakes 3-4 times a night for feeding. Oh, and she like to be cuddled to sleep...I think my co-sleeper is going to be a god-send. I'm chuckling to myself as I begin to see her personality emerge. And I'm pretty sure my mother is chuckling as my little one is starting to show the same first-born, strong willed tendencies as I did. I think this is the best piece of advice my mom has given me yet: Choose your battles. You can't win them all, so choose carefully.