Adam’s feet are still… yes, still…. recovering. At the end of May we had to make a hard decision and we opted for Jess to travel to the DR alone to receive the Ladywood High School Mission Team, the Aquinas College group and to do some training with our NEW long-term volunteers. While this was a hard decision to have to make, we are so thankful for the support of family and friends who helped with the kids and allowed our family to be temporarily separated so that we could keep a handle on all of our responsibilities in the DR. Most notably, Deb Coffelt deserves a huge gold star award for her daily help with the kids. THANK YOU!!!
Some snapshots of Jessica’s time in the Dominican Republic
Just a couple days before Jess was set to fly back to the States she started experiencing some severe pain. Long story short, she went to a Dominican emergency room, got a magic shot of something (no joke, we’re still not 100% sure what it was!) and flew back to MI. We went straight to an American ER once she landed in Detroit and she was diagnosed with appendicitis. Though she hasn’t had the appendix taken out yet, soon she will be scheduling surgery to remove her appendix and gall bladder at the same time. Prayers please!
All in all, it’s been a chaotic 6 weeks or so. With both Adam and Jess facing possible surgeries, it doesn’t seem that the chaos will be letting up anytime soon.
As the old saying goes… “when it rains, it pours”…. so we’re learning how to dance in the rain. <3
-For impending surgeries, quick recoveries and peaceful hearts about outcomes beyond our control.
-In thanksgiving for our family, friends and supporters who have kept us laughing and feeling encouraged.
-For our children who are very flexible with changing circumstances but also craving stability at the same time.
-For guidance as we discern the best schooling option(s) for Benjamin.