Well, we still didn't get the good news that we were hoping for. :( I am praying that it comes Monday. I know it is in God's hands. I am trying so hard to be patient. It is getting more and more difficult to be patient though. I am trying to just focus on the "planning" to make everything as perfect as possible for when Brent goes to them and even for trip #2 and when they get home. Those are the only things that I can do anything about right now.
Here is another one of the "personalized" items that I ordered from Sam's online photo center for Brent to take to them.
The t-shirts have Brent and my pictures on them. I am going to try and find the proper translations to put something similar to "Mommy and Daddy Love Me" on them in Bulgarian. I have gotten pretty good with fabric paints over the years. :)
I don't know that each of the children will fully understand it. I doubt that they can read it, even with it in Bulgarian (though Ahnja may read a little since she does go to school and may recognize some words). I also doubt that they fully even understand what "Mommy", "Daddy", or even "Love" mean, since they have never had any of the above. :( I do think that the staff there will know what it means. It may make them think of my babies as someone's children! It also may make them think about the fact that parents travel all that way to adopt the children that society in Eastern Europe often thinks of as "less than".
I surely do hope that they can start to look at my babies and realize that to me they are "Priceless Beloved Children" who are longed for every moment of every day.