Three days and two and a half sleeps till we leave! Somebody pinch me ~ in one week I will hold my son! Four of us will begin a 24-hour journey around the world, leaving a total of 6 kids behind (April's 2 and our 4), and yet we are all at peace. There are so many people making this journey with us in a special way. There is the family keeping our children, there is the family tending our animals, there are the families willing to step in in an emergency (which there will not be :), there is our pastor and his family, there are those who have committed to pray for us daily, there are those who will meet us at the airport even though it will be late, there are those who have given financially to make this journey possible, there are the lifelong friends we've been blessed with through the miracle of adoption, and there are those who have chosen to remain behind the scenes but without whose prayers and support would make this a very frightening journey. I don't say it enough, but I am so grateful for our church family! We love you, and we thank you for your overwhelming love, prayers and support. We couldn't do this without you ~ we are all in this together!
We spent the afternoon with my parents yesterday, and I'm so glad we did. My dad knew all of us and was overjoyed to see the kids, but fortunately he doesn't know where he is. He's looking very tired and weak. He's having frequent headaches and repeating himself. We weren't able to have much conversation, just sit and chat. My heart is so heavily burdened for his lostness. We will continue to pray.