Katya is out of the sanitorium and is home with her grandmother, Tamara, The orphanage is on Spring Break and kids who are “social orphans” can spend this time with family. “Pure orphans” stay at the orphanage. Although Katya’s status is now that of a “pure orphan,” she still has the benefit of being able to be with her grandmother on holidays and weekends.
Liliya will visit Katya on Saturday and we’ll talk with her then. While we LOVE talking with Katya, it is also hard. She tends to be very chatty at first and then begins asking us to come get her tomorrow. 🙁 Of course, we’re thrilled that she wants us to bring her home, our hearts also break that we can’t travel tomorrow. And although we have told her, and Liliya has reiterated, that we are working hard and are coming to her as soon as we can, I’m sure that it’s very hard to understand.
So, I’m beside myself at being able to talk with her, I feel the weightiness of the heart of this precious one. Please pray that we’ll be wise in our conversation – that the Lord would use it to build connectedness, but that He would also protect Katya’s heart.