Wednesday, August 16, 2006

So much to say...

I am painfully aware at the time that has lapsed sense I last wrote. When I started this blog, I knew there wouldn't be too much to say until we actually moved but 5 weeks have passed since my last post and I never intended to go that long!

Thank you to those who still check up on us during this time. I know you keep coming back, I see it on the stats (although I don't know who you are.) Just a few things have kept me preoccupied: taking care of mom (more on that later), taking care of sick babies, computer problems that kept me off-line, being sick myself, company for a week, and family camp with our church to name a few.

As I write, Mom is off to her first check-up since the surgery. She is doing really well at this point. It has taken time to recover, but her headaches and nausea are finally subsiding. She is rarely sick, and her headaches are manageable. Thank you so much to all of you who prayed for her. I think she is finally seeing the good results we were hoping for.

We have finally purchased our tickets. We leave on September 5th. It seems like we have been standing at the edge of the cliff for so long, that to think we are actually going to jump seems surreal. There are several hurdles to cross before that time. We have yet to ship our things. It looks like that will happen the next weekend. Pun may have to make a trip to the Thai embassy before he leaves to clear up a problem with his passport. And of course, we want to spend these last days with family and friends.

Some of my family made special trips out to visit us one last time this summer. Earlier this summer my, mom's youngest brother and his family came for a week, and just last week my mom's oldest brother and his wife came. We had such a wonderful time with all of them, and felt so loved that would come so far to say goodbye. We will miss each one of them...

I have pictures to post, but the website is not working right. Pun somehow was able to get me in so I could at least write a quick update. I will post more when the website is up again.

3 comments:

Mary Beard said...

Merri,
Craig and I wish you and your family the very best in your relocation. Happy to hear your Mom is doing well after her brain surgery. May God bless you and guide you in all that you do. You have a beautiful family Merri. Miss you and love you all,
Mary and Craig Beard

Merri said...

Thanks Mary! What a nice surprise to hear from you!! How are you two doing? Do you ever get back up to this way? Tell Craig hello...

Karen said...

I've had a hard time getting on your website recently, but I am back. Thanks for the update. I can't believe you all are leaving! I can't wait to see pictures of where you guys will be living and the world over there. God Bless you guys. I will be praying for a smooth trip for you all.

 
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