I was singing to her...she absolutely loves music!
We were really excited that she didn't seem tired at all today, and then while watching Barney, in like 2 seconds flat, she went from this:
in 2 seconds flat!
We knew we'd be busted since we were still inside so I tried to wake her up by calling her name...useless I tell ya! Then the "oppsite of favorite" caretaker came in and started SHOUTING her name and she woke up she kept waking up then falling asleep....kinda reminded me of being in college, really really tired, and not being able to keep your eyes open....they would open then her head would go down and eyes shut. Shawn and I couldn't help but laugh out loud while this lady was SCREAMING at Zoya and Zoya's head kept bobbing up and down...eyes wide open, then shut....repeat! The lady didn't like that we were laughing and just got louder and louder. The care taker was NOT happy so she went over to the sink, got some cold water and slapped it onto Zoya's face a couple times. I didn't know if I should laugh or cry. I felt like slapping the lady but I refrained from doing that for obvious reasons. Seriously, whenever she falls asleep (although we have been trying not to let her but it doesn't seem to make a difference...she will sleep sitting up, upside down, laying down...whatever position she is in)...anyways, when she falls asleep I feel like Shawn and I are the two guys from "My Cousin Bernie" trying to make her "look alive" behind the steering wheel! LOL. We are realizing that there are a few care takers who let her sleep when she is tired and a few who will do ANYTHING to keep her awake.
Tomorrow at 9am our time is our 2nd (and hopefully final) court date. We are nervous and anxious to have this court date and hoping that God will give us the words we need when we are being questioned by the judge and give the judge a soft spot in his heart for this adoption. We need prayers for our facilitator, Marina, as well, as this is a new situation for her and we know she has done everything she can to help this court date be our final one. We hope and pray that tomorrow is the day that Zoya will be ours, not only in our eyes and God's eyes, but in the eyes of the court as well. Thank you for your kind words and continued prayers.