Exciting news! I received my visa this week. And. . .almost as exciting, we have internet in my house again! Ok, not quite equal footing, but both are lovely. (kind of makes me think of the facebook post I saw last week about analogies that actual high schoolers have used, including this one: "The revelation that his marriage of 30 years had disintegrated because of his wife's infidelity came as a rude shock, like a surcharge at a formerly surcharge-free ATM."
After 10 months of gathering documents and going through a bit of a torturous process, I got a 1 year residency visa. Thanks to all who I asked for favors and helped me out in this!!!
Establishing that I have permission to stay here longer is helpful in planning for the future in my therapy work. It not only helps in the orphanage, womens shelter and school, but also a new project i'm starting that will be a training conference for care-givers for other childrens homes. I'm a bit overwhelmed with how to settle my ideas now that they are free to roam!!!