I'm counting down! As a matter of fact, I look at my watch constantly ... I practically watch it tick. My twin brother, Wayne, has said to me for years, "Enjoy the process." I'm trying. I guess it's perfectly normal to miss home ... after all, that's why there is such a word as "homesick!"
It rained today so we all just laid low in our hotel rooms. Noah took 2 long naps today and I thanked God for that! I was then able to get some much needed rest. I'm including a few pictures of Noah from today ... with his giraffe ... which he and I affectionately call johnny giraffe.
I did get Noah's HIV test report back today (negative). I also got all his medical records from the orphanage in the original Russian version and in an English (translated) version. Included in these records is Noah's vaccination history. Marina, our coordinator here in Almaty, called today and said all the paperwork is squared away in reference to Noah's passport and visa. The appointment at the Embassy is Monday at 3:30 and tickets to fly home are purchased. Now, we just wait.
Tonight, Noah got a little cultural experience listening to a pianist and violinist in the hotel lobby.
Maybe I need to do some soul searching tonight and think about "enjoying the process" these last few days. After all, I'm on the downhill slide! Wheeeeeeee!