I thought I would post one more time before going to bed. It is about 12:35 AM here. It doesn't matter which time zone I am in. I am still an insomniac!!! Goodness!
I wanted to ask for your prayers. They always say that when more than one come together in prayer..... I went to see Nikolai today and I was only allowed to see him for about 45 minutes. He was pretty sick. He had a cold now for about a week. I had taken him outside the past few days because it had been so nice here and close to 60 degrees. I noticed that his cough and wheezing was getting worse. When I showed up today, they said he needed to sleep and I could only stay a little while. I can't see him tomorrow or Sunday. And then next week, I am limited to an hour. Because if he gets sicker, they said they will have to send him to a hospital. I am sure if that happens, I definitely won't be able to see him.
It is really hard knowing that you are the "official" mother to a little boy, but not really "officially" his parent until a piece of paper gets released 7 days from now saying that he is "official". I am not allowed to do anything for him or about his illness. He has incredible caregivers though, I will give them that. We are blessed to know that he is being taken care of. If he had to be at any orphanage, we are glad that he is at the one he is at... everyone that I have met has been wonderful. They respond so well to him and vice verca.
If he does have to go to the hospital, that will set us all back a while. They can't let a sick child be in an orphanage...they go directly to a hospital. So, that is why we are asking for prayers. I hate that I can't see him for the whole weekend. But, I know he is beginning to know me because he smiled when I showed up today. That made me feel good.
I will write more this weekend. I have to say that outside of him getting sick, things are going really well. I am able to exchange money easy, shop for myself, I have become fairly self sufficient. If only I could figure out what in the world everyone is saying! :)