We are packing up the four remaining kiddos and heading into Port. We need to go to get prepared for payroll Friday, try and get our mail, and bring Paige to the airport ... reducing the child number to just 3 little people.
Paige is flying with friends all the way to MN to see her family there, so no stress about that anymore. THANK YOU Marcia. My whole outlook on the day changed when that prayer was answered.
I have this secret little hope that while we are already in Port we will hear that our baby is waiting on us to come get her. Maybe it's not so secret.
When we drop Paige off, we are trading her for Dr. Jen Halverson, she is the Dr. who worked a bit with Britt in August, they practiced suturing pigs feet. Jen could not get on Marcia's flight so she will spend 24 hours with us and head back to MN on Thursday instead. Britt wrote Jen a novels worth of instructions, so at least she'll have something to read while she is here. ;) Jen has been one of a handful of physicians to really encourage and help Britt with dealing with patients here as well as giving her great advice for her future plans.
Jackie in Zimmerman, MN ... I never anticipated that Thanksgiving would stir up these home-sick feelings. It feels nothing like November to us here - I miss my fireplace and the view of little East Hunter Lake. And my sister. This is just to say, the note from you tonight was very timely and appreciated. A little kiss from home.
Rather than fall in the pity party trap, I will focus on the eight million things we have to be thankful for --- if I were to list the comparisons between the way we live and the way all of the people in our little village live, it would go on for days. Outside of those reasons to be thankful, we are so hoping that you all feel how appreciative we are of your support. Whether you are a part of our financial support team, someone who prays for us, or just the occasional blog reader ... ALL of that feels like love and support to us -- and we don't take it for granted. Thank You!
We have much to be thankful for.
He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, 'He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.'