Monday, December 18, 2006

The Problem with Love

The phone call came. She is in isolation and was not allowed to travel with the other children. One of the caregivers e-mailed us and asked specifically if we would write to Kristina. Understandably she was quite upset. Thank you for your prayers. Please remember us this holiday and a little girl with great hopes on the other side of the world.

Love one another and you will be happy. It's as simple and as difficult as that. -Michael Leunig

Sunday, December 17, 2006

48 Hours and Counting . . .

I received a phone call this morning. Kristina has the chicken pox. I am sad for her and wish she was here so that we could comfort her. But I am also swimming in a pity pool over the prospect of not having her for the holiday. Dr R. called to see if we still wanted her to come if the doctor gives her clearance to travel. Of course we wanted her to come. The children have all had the chicken pox vaccine. I would rather have her tucked into bed recovering here than have her languish in the orphange's infirmary wondering what Christmas would have been like. Please pray that God's will will be done in this situation. Pray that if she travels that God will give her comfort and strength for the journey over. Pray that if she does not come that God will give her joy and hope in the absence of her almost family this season. At this point we wait for the phone call. . .