So, I have been in contact with a couple just north of us who started the process just about a year ago and came home with their son on Christmas Eve, 2010. They are soooo happy to be home and with their son. And I am happy for them. We were with the same agency and kept in contact, off and on, through out this past year. I was able, I think, to provide some insights on what to expect: financial, travel, emotions, etc.
A couple of weeks ago, we connected further on Facebook, with the promise, from me, to link them up with some others I know who have brought little ones home from Russia. I didn't get around to it as quickly as I had hoped. . .I have a four year old, ya know. . .but yesterday, a question popped up that I wasn't able to answer and I finally thought, I need to hook them up now.
So, I went onto Facebook and I started a group: Russian Kids Galore. I started it last night with the 8 or 9 folks I know (who collectively have about 11 children between us from Russia) and sent out the request that she had made to me. Little did I know what I was starting!!
This morning, I noticed that my Blackberry had several messages, all having to do with Russian Kids Galore. After my run, I checked Facebook and, low and behold there were 50 participants in my little group!! I checked it again at lunch time and there were 150!! At last count, there were 184 people connected, with little ones from Russia, all talking together through Facebook. Amazing. My Blackberry was busy today!!!
I don't think the question was answered, "Does anyone have the actual phone number to the Russian Consulate in New York?" But, really! 184 people talking about their Russian babies!! Amazing!
Also over the past few days, I have been playing a new CD I bought, Third Day's Move. Love it!! Aidan loves it too. Actually, Aidan loves all music: Classical, Country, Christian Rock, Hard Rock, Grunge Rock, Alternative Rock. . .really funny, and such eclectic tastes!! Just like his mama! We typically listen to Christian Rock on the way to school in the morning. It's nice and I don't have to worry about what is being said. Aidan and I love it!
Aidan also loves to play Air Guitar. . .so imagine my humor. . .okay major laughter!! to hear my young son say from the back seat, "Turn it up Mama!!" during Third Day's Lift Up Your Face! I then looked back into the rear view mirror and saw Aidan playing the Air Guitar! Lift up your Face! Lift Up your Face! Salvation is coming! Salvation is coming!! Really cute and really funny!
But, tonight he played Air Guitar to We like to move it move it!! We like to move it move it We like to. . . MOVE IT!
I love that kid!