Today is Teddy's birthday, and - Lord willing -- it's the last one to spend without his family around him to celebrate, too.
Earlier in the month, I had sent him something for his birthday. Then this week, I'd emailed a letter I'd written to his English teacher. Communication is tricky because the English teacher doesn't have e-mail, and the orphanage director has email but doesn't know English. So, I sent it to the orphanage director, thinking she could print it and deliver it to the English teacher who could translate it. Well, the orphanage director wrote me back!!! I was SO excited a couple of days ago when I got a reply email from her that she had typed and then translated into English with a computer translator. The translation was really good. Of course, it wasn't a long letter, but she told me that they would do something to celebrate Teddy's birthday, and that she would take pictures!