Yesterday I was having a hard time I felt like we were standing still, but today it turned out wonderful we are off and running again. When Sasha picked us up this morning we went down and in the parking lot was like a school bus, with a what looked to be a homemade coffin with no lid it was empty and covered in red material. I noticed people walking up carry flowers and I was like am I interupting something here and if so why in the parking lot of our apartments. My husband I just looked at each like what is going on ? Now of course I had a confused look on my face when I got in the car and Sasha, who doesn't speak english made a gesture of a dead person laying down with their arms crossed. So later in the day I find out from Violette that it is tradition when someone dies they stay in their home or apartment for two nights before being buried then they pick them up and bury them. Well I was totally freaked out then knowing that the past two nights I have been sleeping in an apartment building with a dead boby, sorry but that is just too much for me. Just had to share that I just thought it was strange.
Well for the good stuff, we found out today that our court date will be Tuesday, July 20th at 11:00 I was so thrilled to find this out. We have decieded that we will stay the whole time instead of flying back and being home not even a week before flying back. We want to stay here til we are able to leave with our baby there is no sense spending the money on flights when we can tough it out. Unless something changes that is our plan for now.
Today we took Duncan to get his picture made for his passport and bless his heart I don't think he has ever been in a car since he was brought to the orphanage. When we pulled through those gates he stood up in my lap and looked out the back windshield and stretched his little arms towards the orphanage and cried, it broke my heart. To him this is his home all he has ever known, his comfort zone. He finally sat down in my lap and just looked around with amazement, it was wonderful to be there to experience one of his first but sad in a way. On the way back he almost fell asleep it was so cute to watch him try to hold his little eyes open. When we step out of the car he was like the energizer bunny all over again. I love him so much he is just precious, I thank God everyday that he brought him to our lives. I am so lucky to be able to be a mother to this child and my two children at home.