Monday, August 29, 2005

Storm warning

Friends and family,
Just a quick note to let everybody know that so far...Monday morning...we are fine. Hurricane Katrina is heading our way, but it doesn't seem to be that bad for Jackson. Of course, I might be changing this outlook as we get further into the day.
No news on Samuel yet, but his room is coming along just fine. We are currently trying to paint the continents of the world on the globe on the wall that we finished this weekend. It will be very cool.

Take care and pray for God's will and presence

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Friday, August 19, 2005

Welcome home to me

Friends and family,
So, it's been a few days and it still isn't quite real to be back in Jackson, Mississippi. It's very real to be back home with Laurie, as you can imagine, but the trip to Nepal didn't leave many areas of my life unaffected. It was a spiritually profound trip, combined with the tumultous experience of seeing our son for the first time.
Samuel was adorable. His mental health seems to be excellent. He is active, mobile, and talks baby talk some. He is alert and loving, and he bonds easily. We had a great time, and will hopefully be able to send some DVDs out to those of you who want one soon. Pictures will be posted here as soon as life gets back to (some sort of) normal again.
His physical health is not as good. His immune system is pretty weak, thus he keeps getting infections and stuff. This hinders his growth, and his ear infections might slow his speech learning curve. But according to the doctor there it's all fixable with some tender love and care (and plenty of good nutrition).
Well, we'll see when we can go back to get Sammy. Hopefully before too long, and probably somewhere between October and December. The trip is simply aweful, and only getting Sammy would convince me to take it again.
With love

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Hemma igen

I am finally home in Jackson again. The trip was as awful as you can imagine, not to mention the food that made me sick from HongKong to Los Angeles. Not a pleasant thing.
Sammy was incredible and I will always cherish those days. Now we wait and see what happens. Thank you for your prayers and for your concern. It has been a crazy three weeks, and soon school starts again. Strange indeed. More later, including new pictures.

Saturday, August 13, 2005

I have held Sammy!

I'm in Kathmandu, Nepal! I have visited and been with Sammy on two occasions now. He is absolutely adorable! He knows who I am now, and we play and stuff. I have held him, loved him, squeezed him, fed him, and today I get to take him out of the orphanage to the hotel for several hours. how exciting!
I'll write more when I get home. But I'm ok, Sammy is ok, and this is quite tthe adventure!

Monday, August 08, 2005

Finally! Trip 1

It's been a while since this blog was updated. I was in Sweden for my brother's wedding, a marvelous trip, and just got back to Jackson on Sunday. The amazing thing is that I leve tomorrow, Tuesday, for Nepal! We finally got the go-ahead for the first trip to go and see little Sammy. It's an overwhelming feeling to think that Thursday my son will be in my arms. I know, he will scream bloody murder, but I will smile from ear-to-ear. Laurie won't be able to go, unfortunatly, so keep her in your prayers as she struggles with being left at home again. Also, please pray for safe travels for me. It takes two days to travel and 10 airports, so obviously I'll be a little groggy.
But, can you imagine...Sammy is going to meet his dad in just three days!!
More info, and hopefully pictures, to come.

With love,