Getting Acquainted 081808

Writing from the airport in Atlanta as I try to make my way back into Tampa before the impending storm hits. The boys have called advising that they were released from school and that they won’t have school tomorrow either. Still, I will need to wade my way to Best Buy to purchase the $79. science calculator that is mandatory for one of Getenet’s classes. William also says that one of his teachers has said that he MUST have a computer or he will fail his class. Hmmm. It’s always good to know that you are needed even if it’s only for purchases! Just kidding, hopefully it’s more than that. 

Dikchhya had a wonderful reception yesterday at Pensacola Christian Academy in between us attending church in the morning and returning for evening services. She seems to be fitting in very well and is quite happy in her new environment, although she admits that she is scared to death about being able to pass her classes. I think that she will do just fine and all we’ve asked is that she tries to do her best. The picture is one of us standing with some other moms who were checking in their daughters. Both of the other girls pictured are from other countries too… Netherlands and Ukraine. The student body is very diverse and unique which has helped to make Dikchhya feel even more appreciated and cared for. I’ll keep each one of you posted. 

As for Carl who remains in Germany, he spent the day today getting checked in and informed me that he was suffering from horrible jet lag. He said that he has not slept for 5 consistent minutes in the last 48 hours. Fortunately, he won’t need to repeat his recent travel back and forth to Nepal in less than 5 days round trip anytime soon. 

As for me, I just intend to drive straight home and give Genet a huge hug and a kiss. She will be here until the end of the week before she deploys to Kuwait on Labor Day. I’ve also had the pleasure of being able to lock myself into a cheap hotel room the last few nights, after I dropped Dikchhya off at school, and spent time reading the book and praising God for all of the blessings he has provided me with. 

I will be home until the end of the week until I go out of town for work. I don’t mind this and feel that it’s totally appropriate for me to participate in meeting the needs of our family in this way. I’m really praying for a continued good attitude and peace for all that is doing in my life behind the scenes. 

Gina for Arise Medical Missions (Pensacola – Atlanta – Tampa – Sarasota)