Thursday, April 14, 2011

Day 17

I wasn't planning on writing anything else for a while just because I am sad and everything sounds so depressing, but I'm bored and have nothing else to do.

The Hagler's had court today and it went extremely well. They were only asked a few questions. They are now officially parents to Sasha and Ana. They left this afternoon to go home during their 10 day wait. I am so happy for them, but still a little sad, because we will still be here when they come back and we will still be here when they leave for home for good. Everyone who had their SDA appt the same week as us has either already had court or will tomorrow.

I should be happy that court went good for the Hagler's, because that means it should go good for us, since we have the same judge. But I'm not even going to just expect that, nothing else has gone as I had expected. So, please keep praying.

Kaylee is doing good, and I AM glad for the time to spend with her. Yesterday wasn't a very good day with her. I'm not sure what was wrong, she cried a lot and just wasn't herself, I thought maybe she was getting sick. Yesterday was the first sunny day in a week and a half, it has rained everyday since we got here, except the first day. It is back to rainy today. Anyway, since it was nice we took advantage of it and played outside yesterday. The kids played in the sand box, Kaylee absolutely loved it for about 5 minutes, then she cried the rest of our visit, unless I was holding her.

This morning I went to the orphanage by myself, hoping some time alone with her would help. She was back to normal again. This afternoon the kids came and they played with Kaylee. It was really cute, I took pictures, but I can't post them, only pictures I take with the iPhone can be posted and even then I can't decide where to put them or put captions.

Anyway today was a good day. It was so cute, Kaylee was walking around holding my fingers and following Justus everywhere. And then when I took her back to her class she wanted to stay with me. This is the first time this has happened, usually she is so happy to go back. Please pray that this is a start to her bonding with me.

Malika and Justus are doing ok. I think they are starting to get bored, because there isn't much for them to do. We don't have many toys, and even at the orphanage there isn't anything to play with, unless we go outside, but that has been hit and miss since it has been so rainy. I'm still glad they are here, I just hope they will be able to make it another 5 weeks or so. They watched the few movies we have on the iPad over and over, they can now repeat most of them. It is sad they are so addicted to tv now, but I just feel so bad I let them. We will have a no tv rule for like month when we get home :).


  1. I am so happy you wrote. I started getting concerned with no postings. I realize how hard this is for you. It is hard on Poppy and Grammy too. Can't wait to get you home and HUG on you. They look like they are having so much fun in the sandbox. Miss you.

  2. I am so happy you wrote too, I love reading your updates (it helps me to know how to pray for you guys)!

  3. I am glad to hear how things are going, even when they are hard. It helps me know what to pray for. And while I know the day to day things are very difficult right now, there is a lot in that post to rejoice over.
    I wish there was something we could do to make your time over there easier.

    Linda posting from Mary's account cause I didn't realize she was logged in.

  4. Crystal keep your head up! YOU CAN DO THIS! The kids can do this too. Here is a game you can do with the kids while your bored. Play "Blue's Clue's" Draw some pawprints on some paper and put them on random things where you are staying and have the kids help you look for clues. Rachel and Emma LOVE that game. I wish you guys had more to do, but if I am wishing I wish you were home! Rachel asked if we could go to your house yesterday!

    Lets see, just some random things...I tried out the new place called jump to it on Hughes road. It only costs $5 to play as long as you want. It was really fun. Emma was free! We will have to go there when you get back. I hate that yall will miss Emma's party! I went to party city today and got the stuff. She is going to have a Dora the Explorer party. I will take lots of pictures. Who knows though God can still work it out and you may come home with Kaylee before then!! I sure hope so!

    PLEASE don't stop writing even if it is random things. I like to know you guys are ok!

    Praying for a great day for you!

    Sarah, Rachel, and Emma too!

  5. Mary posting on her own account now. I am really glad you updated too, I will be praying for more good weather for all of you and that the kids manage to come up with lots of imaginative things to do with themselves even with minimal toys.

    I am so glad that court went well for the Haglers, and I am praying that things will go well for you guys too.

  6. You've got this, Crystal! Hang in there! I can't imagine how hard this time is for you but each day gets you closer to home. You can make it!

    Praying for you!

  7. Hang in there Crystal!! I know how tough it is, but you can do it!! Praying for you girl!!

  8. please keep posting whenever you can. i miss you so much and I keep finding myself almost picking up the phone to call you then i realize i can't so i REALLY enjoy getting to see y'all's days on the blog. it does sound like she is really bonding to you-that is wonderful!! i was soooo glad to hear that court went well for the haglers. don't worry about the movies-it is only a short season and sooner than later you will be home. think everyday is one day closer-just like bringing a baby into the world through our womb. it is amazing how similar adoption and bringing a child through the womb is like.