While being back home has been wonderful in so many ways I have to admit that I have not been sleeping much since leaving Nerlande and Yonelson. Its amazing how quickly two kids can become part of your heart and soul and I desperatly want to see them again already. I spend a lot of time worrying about Yonelson and pray that he is finding the determination to fight and grow strong. I am somewhat haunted by the vision of the truck driving away with the kids in the back and praying that it was not the last time I would see him.
As for our sweet Nerlande I miss here but feel more confident in her ability to thrive and take care of herself. She has a very strong will and I keep seeing that sweet smile that she would quickly hide from me and turn into a blink to let me know she saw me watching. I am also amazed by the families we traveled with, what an absolutely amazing group of people. Their love for all of the children not just their own was so abundantly clear and I know that we were directed to the right people to make this journey with.
I am eager to have any update on Yonelson and Nerlande but expect it to be some time before we do. Until then all the children will remain in our prayers with a little extra for YO.