I got an email this morning from my translator in Vladivostok, Kate. Kate the Great. I am really hoping she's my translator this time around too, or that I at least get to see her. In her email she said she had seen Little T at the orphanage. She said T smiled at her and she gave her a hug. The bad news is that THEY CUT OFF HER CURLS!
Most of you haven't yet seen my beautiful T -- and soon you will :) I am confident! I must paint a picture for you of a beautiful little girl with curly dark brown curls. The best curls! The kind you're envious of when you see them, because they don't need "encouragement" from fancy (read: expensive) aids bought at the salon!
The "referral" picture I saw of her has "shorter" curl-less hair as well. If you remember, I saw the picture AFTER I saw T - as she was referred to me in country after I sadly declined referral #1. Lorien at my agency and I joked that her hair was MUCH better after it was grown out!!
I know the reasons for the hair cuts... it's a lot less maintenance for the care givers to not have to brush out longer, snarly girls hair. And it's ummm less apt to collect critters - I'll stop there :) But not the curls! I am hoping she's had her last hair cut for a while!!
Cross your fingers for my mom's laptop. We're in testing mode for the trip and it's been VERY temperamental. Only wants to work for me at her house -- and not always then. It's making a trek to Grand Rapids tomorrow for it's final test. It's my lifeline to home from Russia!!
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