We had a great day today! We met with both children together for a few minutes and Daniil was very snuggly. I got to change Dasha’s diaper later on and she is VERY tiny. Especially without the 5 layers of clothes they keep on her and the huge cloth diaper! She was very hungry during our visit and tomorrow we will ask if we can feed her some babyfood. I will bring a bottle too that is ready to add water if they’ll let us give it to her. I’m not sure whether they will or not.
We also met two AMERICAN families! It was wonderful getting to know them and both are on the same time frame that we are. Both came to Ukraine about the same time and had two SDA appointments. Both got to Kramatorsk on Monday/Tuesday. We’re excited to spend some more time with them and enjoyed dinner together at a nice little (inexpensive) restaurant tonight. We plan to watch a movie together sometime over the weekend. They share a facilitator and have already spent a lot of time together it seems. What a nice little blessing!
Ok, so the 2 other American families is a very nice blessing we wouldn’t have had 2 weeks ago and here’s another thing we wouldn’t have had… Daniil. By my own calculations, he was registered in November or December of 2006. Likely the end of November or beginning of December. He was in the hospital for several weeks after his birth on September 10th and I’m sure he wasn’t registered until he’d settled in to the orphanage after arriving in mid-November. So let’s guess at the 25th or so of November. Count forward 14 months. January 25th. AFTER our first SDA appointment. One week before our second. He’s meant to be ours, and it was worth waiting a little while. Plus, it could have been even later in the month and a closer call. We may never know. But it’s interesting to know that this COULD be a case of what God orchestrated for us to get our little boy!