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You know you’ve been out of the country for a long time when you’ve never heard of the #1 song on the radio, or it’s artist. #thatsafirstithink #imissyouspotify

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It was a full day today- 2 grocery stores, 3 banks, 1 restaurant, followed by family nap time, a hip hop/dance show in Ggaba, and concluding with dinner at our favorite local restaurant. Happy to report that Cora is following in the footsteps of her mom and older sister and seems to love all things music and dance related. Also happy to report that the day ended with lots of giggles, squeals, and happy noises, which signals major progress on all fronts. 

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To the women who shopped for our snacks: THANK YOU. We had no idea how important those were going to be, but with zero control over our schedules, never-ending car rides, and the twins’ need to have food in hand 24/7, our lives would be MUCH more difficult right now without them. Last night in a panic I counted the number of fruit leathers we have left so I would know how many we need to limit ourselves to a week in order to make it. #thesearemyconfessions #thankyou

Word to those adopting who have not travelled yet. Bring lots of portable snacks. You won’t be sorry.

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Today was the twins one week anniversary with us! We were talking during dinner about how far the kids have come in just one week and how well it’s really going. It’s true. I am so thankful! All four of my kids have handled this last week with flexibility, grace, love, and a whole lot of good humor. I’m happy tonight to report that both the twins are finally on antibiotics and vitamins and that it seems their journey toward health and healing is well underway. Good news. I can’t quite describe the deep joy of being able to give them the nutrients they need. It’s weighty and wonderful, knowing that we are now responsible for those little mouths and the hearts that go along with them. It’s about time!

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Just found the “comments” section of my blog and am so encouraged by all of you who have taken the time to write notes of encouragement or who have left a comment on a post. Thank you for being with us on this journey.