Monday, October 15, 2007
I didn't get a chance to post again after our video call to Michael on Thursday evening. We hooked up a webcam and downloaded Skype so we would be able to call Michael. The orphanage has Skype, so it doesn't cost either of us anything to call each other using Skype. It took me a few minutes to figure out how to get Michael's picture up on the screen, as I had never used Skype before. The kids had a blast talking to Michael. They found it amazing to be able to see him. Michael doesn't talk much yet, so he didn't really say anything to us, but he sat and watched us. When we called him by his Haitian name, he would get more interested and study us. I hope we will have another chance or two to do this before he comes home. I think it will help him to at least recognize us and make the transition a little easier when he comes home. I am praying for his transition to be smooth. I know it will be a very stressful time for him. At two years old, he will leave the only home and "family" that he has ever known and move to a whole new country, with a new language, a new family, a new schedule, a new name. So please pray for him even now that God would prepare him for the transition. I can't wait to have him home and be able to hold him in my arms and tell him face to face how much I love him.