We received an update on Luke with four new pictures! I really can't count how many times I've looked at those pictures! Every new picture we get of him and any new information is like pure gold to us! (It appears that he's getting lots of wear out of that one particular pair of beige overalls....I'd love to have those to keep for him one day)! He wears alot of red, and I think he looks great in that color. They've stated that red is his favorite color......it's mine too! :)
We had the letter translated and here's what we found out! This update is based upon the orphanage director's visit to the foster home.
The orphanage director tells how much Luke loves cars and waits for the big sister to come home in her car, and how excited he gets upon her return to the home as she loves him very much. She also tells of how the foster family loves him very much and he returns that love to each family member.
She also tells about a recent visit to the foster family's home to visit with Luke. Seeing that she was standing there, Luke immediately brought a stool and patted the stool with his hand, calling her "Ah Yi", indicating that she sit down on it. She then complimented him and said "Our Dang Dang (pronounced Dong Dong) has grown up!". He smiled happily. She states he is a very considerate child.
The director also tells about bringing the cake in for him on his birthday. When they put the cake on the table, he just stared at the cake with disbelief, saying "ah ah". They tried putting the hat on him. He was busy eating the cake and had no time for them! He took the hat off. He noticed the red fruit on the cake, and used his fingers to pick out every one of them and put them into his mouth. He loved the cake and ate all the things he liked from it. He kept calling the director "Ah Yi". His foster mother praised him and told him that he was very sweet. (I am overwhelmed by this foster mother's love and prase for Luke...I'm about in tears).
Then she goes on to say that Luke likes to go out and visit the neighbors. All the neighbors in the small courtyard know him well. The Ah Yi next door likes to offer him good food, which he brings home to share with his little (foster) sister, whom he loves very much.
She also states that the foster family often shows Luke the picture album of the adoptive family. Luke therefore knows his father and mother. He sweetly calls them "foreign mother and foreign father". (How cute is that??? I've been going around all weekend calling Jason "foreign father"....) lol!
She sums up all up with measurements of Luke which show him to be 35 inches tall, 36 lbs, and foot length of 5.3 inches (which I have no idea what shoe size that would be....I've got to find out)! She ends it all stating that Luke is a lively, lovely, and bright child. (Wow...I can't tell you how overwhelmingly blessed I feel)!