In the midst of such a difficult season, I’ve found myself wanting, needing, to take a moment to recognize all that the Lord has done this week.
Schneider has been living with us since last April. His mom has always loved him a lot but her story is complex and it has taken a while for her situation to be stable enough to care for him. On Monday things came together kind of unexpectedly and Schneider was able to be reunited with him mom. We are so happy for both of them!
Wilson’s brother Emilio has made a full recovery after a pretty scary motorcycle accident. After a few antibiotic injections and many dressing changes, he is now walking without his crutches and without any signs of infection. Manno may have found a calling as a future doctor as he was often my little assistant during Emilio’s care. He even has great bedside manner, always making sure I gave Emilio a candy at the end if he didn’t cry. I wish I had snatched a picture with his big floppy gloves and his even bigger grin!
We are putting the finishing touches on the first child home on the back property. The Willis Family moves to Haiti this coming week so we can start moving our kiddos out of the baby house and into smaller family settings. This is a fundamental change in our model of care and everyone has been working hard to make it a reality.
This was my first week of grad school as I aim to become a Family Nurse Practitioner. Even with everything else going on, I was able to complete all my assignments on time. I am so excited about everything I am learning because it will help me to take better care of our kiddos!
“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” James 1:17
What good and perfect gifts has our unchanging Father given to you this week?