Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Final Preparations

As we gear up for our international flight on Tuesday, June 3rd, we are making some final preparations. The bags are out and getting loaded, the final house-sitting arrangements are being made and the kids are getting excited as we talk about the airplane ride. We are so blessed to be able to do this trip. We have been blown away by everyones generosity and support of us pursuing this act of service for Brad & Debbie Ellgen.

Praises:
  • Final funds have come in to cover the food and gas budget at the Festaburg
  • No layovers on our trip
  • House and lawn are being taken care of while we're gone
  • Opportunity to stop and visit Duncan's family in R.I. on our way home
Prayer needs:
  • Duncan's leg to heal (see below)
  • Travel mercies as we have a 10-hour flight
  • Sanity as we parent our children during all these changes
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Last week Duncan scheduled a doctor appointment to do a check up and after making the appointment, he went to youth group and afterward came home saying that he had pulled a muscle in his leg while running around with the teens. We put some heat on it and he rested it as much as he could before spending 2 days walking around at our church rummage sale Friday & Saturday. On Saturday afternoon one of the teens asked me if I'd noticed the bruise on Duncan's leg - I went to check it out and was shocked at the enormity of it. Considering Duncan already had an appointment for this week, we didn't rush in to have it checked out (he still had good blood flow, etc). Turns out that he tore his hamstring and it is going to take a while to heal. Which means no more running around with the teens. Thankfully he can walk on it - despite the tenderness of it.

3 comments:

Rachel said...

Holy Cow!! (nice legs... he he) what an enormous bruise! Sounds bad, but at least he can walk on it.

Kristin Jag said...

Oh my goodness! I am so sorry that he had to go through this, hopefully it heals fast and you don't have to carry all the luggage around! :)

bawgjw said...

I am so sorry to hear about your injury. I hope it heals quickly God willing. Take care