Archive for April 6, 2011

Turning a Corner

Today has had its disheartening moments with the whole Visa issue and all, but it has also been a day of great growth for Rahul in his attachment to us and his trust in us. He is starting to accept our touch more…even daddy’s…and he even cuddled with me on the bed tonight as we watched Tom & Jerry (yes, it seems some things transcend generations and cultures). I have really tried to be intentional in doing things to help Rahul attach to Kevin, and today, he actually walked with Kevin back to our room while I took a break and stayed outside to read a magazine and catch up on the Indian celeb scene.
He is a super smart kiddo and able to express himself well. He actually tells me when he is feeling sad. For a few days while we were in Pune, at random times, Rahul would use a Marathi word and then start to act upset. I had no idea what he was trying to tell me, but finally I found someone to translate for me. Now when he tells me he’s sad, we grab the camera and begin looking at his friends and caregivers at BSSK. After that he’s good to go. We know that we have a lot of work ahead of us in helping Rahul continue to attach to us, but I feel like today we turned a corner. We love you all and thank you for your prayers and words of encouragement.

Please Pray!!!!

We went to the Embassy today to get Rahul’s Visa, and we were told that there was a “computer glitch” in Rahul’s case and they hoped we would receive it by tomorrow. If we don’t receive the Visa by tomorrow we will not be able to fly out tomorrow. To be honest, knowing that we are leaving tomorrow is one of the few things keeping us going and still sane. We’ve got to get home! Please, please pray that his Visa gets processed by the end of the day!!!