I went out and bought donations for the children at Ellen's orphanage today. They're in need of things like clothing, vitamins, bandages, sanitary napkins, diapers, developmental toys and many other items. Our agency will carry the donations over when they travel to Thailand next week. When we go over to meet our daughter for the first time, we'll probably carry an extra suitcase full of donations like these to save on shipping costs.
In addition to the donations and Ellen's little package, the agency will also be carrying over a list of questions to ask the nannies (and also Ellen directly, as she's old enough to give her own answers). It's hard to know exactly what to ask because there are so many things we want to know about her and they have a limited time with each child. If we're lucky they'll go back to her orphanage in the fall and we'll get to ask some more questions, but this may potentially be the only time this year we get an update on her depending on the economy and the political situation in Thailand. We've got a really long list, so we don't expect all of them to be answered. It would be really exciting to have even a few answers though, because it will give us a better picture of the young lady we're hoping to make part of our family! We can't wait to see how much she's grown and find out more about her.
I am very happy to tell you that Connor had a fantastic day today. He slept easily and well last night, didn't have a single seizure, participated well in school and in general just seemed like his usual happy-go-lucky, laid-back self again. I'm so relieved that he's getting a break from the exhausting cycle of seizures he's had over the past few weeks! He's out and sleeping like a champ right now, which I am extremely thankful for. I'm getting the chance to catch up on sleep too!
Thank goodness for that.
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