Not much has transpired since my last post. My court date is still May 19, despite my agency's attempts to get our dates moved up to an earlier date. I am so ready to go pick her up. One family recently traveled to pick up their little sweetheart, Ayana, and surprised me with a video of of my Janissa! Thank you Rick and Amber! To say I've watched it a hundred times would be an understatement. I've memorized every little move she makes. I watch her eyes go from the ceiling to the camera, back to the ceiling, back to the camera. There is something up there that is mesmerizing her, but she doesn't want to take her eyes off the action in the room. Whether that is a result of fear or curiosity remains unknown. She is very calm and quiet, not a peep out of my girl. She did not cry; I could tell she felt safe in her nanny's arms. It was apparent she knew the visitors taking her photo were strangers. She had a few chicken pox on her face that were apparently on their way out. I hope that is true.
Shortly after I received the video, we found out a sweet little one year old who had been referred to one of our Adoption Avenues families had passed away. We were told due to complications from the chicken pox. Radu assured me that cases like this are very rare. My heart goes out to that family as I am sure they loved their little girl as much as I love mine.
Jenna and Dan have their court date next Tuesday and my prayers are with them. They will soon be able to travel to pick up their bundle of joy. How exciting! I've sent her a little package to give to Janissa; and of course, she is going to take more photos for me. I am very happy for them.
Now, if we can just get Tracy and Sean's twin referrals, all will be well!