Our day started as usual. We caravaned to the orphanage, stopping along the way for pate. J was much less clingy today. He spent the day digging through my bag for snacks and having me carry him downstairs to deliver the snacks to his nanny. But he wasn’t interested in just sitting on my lap.
Brady has made some great friends and he was more willing to leave my side today.
Around 1:45 we were getting ready to say goodbye and J got very quiet-he told one of our translators that he wanted to leave with me (break my heart). The translator, without my prompting because I thought it was not possible, asked a guy in charge of the kids if J could go with us. He said yes!!!
We scooped up J and left. He whimpered in the car for a bit…he was scared. We stopped by the Apparent Project to pick up souvenirs and fruit smoothies. J did awesome. He just sat in my arms and took it all in.
Next we got back to the hotel and he had fun exploring the room and watching a show with Brady. He fell asleep just before 6. We carried him to the hotel restaurant and he slept through dinner. He is still sleeping now 8:30 pm)… It could be an early morning. My heart is so full having J sleeping between me and Brady tonight. Brady cannot quit hugging and squeezing him.
Please pray for smooth travels tomorrow. Brady and I need to drop off J at the orphanage tomorrow and get to the airport by noon. Pray for no traffic! The rest of our crew is staying back at the hotel and catching the hotel shuttle to the airport. Prayers for them as they navigate the airport by themselves until Brady and me get there.