Beyond those blessed photos, our church mission trip group who went to MTM in February were able to bring home a video of them praying over Nora while they were there (can be seen here). Priceless. Absolutely priceless. That same team tried to get Skype to work for us, but there were complications and it didn't happen...we were bummed to say the least.
Well, after two other failed attempts at Skype throughout the last week, I have great news...we DID get to Skype with Nora today!!!!!! YEAH!!!!! It was so amazing and wonderful to see her in action. We have not held her in our arms for 8 months. We haven't seen her move at all for 6 months (since that video from our church group). All these months of beautiful photos with no movement, no action, no "life"....until today.
Please enjoy a brief snippet here of our Skype call. A special, special thank you to Ashley--a dear friend and angel helper to our children at the orphanage this month. The best moments of this call for me were seeing her cuddle up on Ashley's shoulder (makes me SO excited to have her do that to my own shoulder) and then also hearing her cry. I know that sounds weird, but just to hear a sound out of her mouth was so wonderful--even if it was a little cry. I had no idea what her cry even sounded like at this point. It is moments like this that most moms take for granted because they hear them or see them every day, but when you don't get that chance, these are so amazingly wonderful.
(You will hear Quinn wondering where Maddie is at the beginning of the video. This is referring to Maddie, our niece, who we have been Skyping with since she started the isolation period of her battle with cancer. His little 2 1/2 year old self had a hard time understanding that this was not with Maddie also)
Praising God today for technology. It has allowed our sweet Nora to see all of our faces as well as us to see hers in the midst of the wait.