The first day of school is finally here! Now “Mama” can breath a sigh of relief for a short while. I love all my girls dearly but this weekend has been quite long. Time to spend with God, blog, exercise and do dishes is much needed. Only eight of my sixteen girls are here so far. So today embarks the first semi normal day. I love routine, it makes everything else go so much more smoothly! Of course with only half me girls here everything takes twice as long. Go figure, who would say that life is easier with sixteen instead of eight? Almost all my little girls are here and only two of my older girls are here. So that means a lot more work for, Serafina (the new dorm mom assistant), our two older girls (Edith Marisol and Wendy) and I. All the same chores need to be done to keep our school and dorm clean. All the little girls still need help with hair and learning to do their chores. And I just plain miss them. A few I know why they are late but others, I have no idea why they aren’t here. There’s always that fear that their parents won’t bring them back and we won’t know how to contact them or see them again. That’s when I need to remember that God is in control. He knows where each of my girls are and what he has planned for their lives. I need to pray more and worry less. We are blessed to have a new ten year old girl in the dorm, Shelly. She is from Ensenada which is about 35 minutes away from us. She knows some sign and is getting along wonderfully with the other little girls. They all became fast friends while playing with the doll house. Let’s just hope they stay that way. 🙂 Please be praying that Shelly continues to adjust well and that all our other children arrive safely. Pictures will be soon to follow!