My hubby sent this Wednesday at 7:53 am B.C. time, which was 9:53 pm in India
Hi, we are currently waiting for our flight at the Hyderabad airport Tomorrow morning we will be taking a short tour in London and then flying into Calgary at around 4:00PM local time on Dec. 4th I am feeling a bit better after taking antibiotics My chest and head was very plugged up I went with our doctor in the group to get some antibiotics from a medical store and bought some yesterday It cost about $1.40 to buy it over the counter and in Canada, the same prescription would be about $50-$60 I am feeling very ready to be home now ......sorry, the rest is just for this mommy :)
when boo started talking about her belly button, she asked:
"oma do you have a belly button?"
"can i see it?"
after a little hesitation "okay"
"can i put my finger in it?"
there was no answer to that except side splitting laughter
"well can i?"
after boo-boo checked out oma she informed us that her belly button had been destroyed, but then promptly changed her mind and said it was lost. after a while she felt it coming back, but oma wasn't allowed to get anywhere near it
my husband is now in india he was not there during the terrorists attacks he is not in mumbai he is in hyderbad and they have been assured all things are safe they were going to a meeting with joseph desouza of OM when he called that was all the news, he was busy but safe
rick called again this morning, which is actually the end of his day in dhaka they had a "day off" of sorts, they had a meeting in the morning and spent a day in markets and did touring, it was their only "off" day in the trip when he arises tomorrow, or when i go to bed, they will be boarding a plane to go to india he won't be anywhere near mumbai or the attacks, same country, not same city, they have been assured of safety from what can be seen right now his time in dhaka was spent in giving medications, where they prayed for people if possible one day they heard that the secret service was coming to check them out, remember this is a country that is controlled by Muslims, the place they were staying was only 5 km from an elkyda headquarters at first the thought of the secret service caused concern, later they were pretty sure an agent came in plainsclothes, with a pen and a pad of paper and started to take notes of what they were doing, asking questions, checking things out however, at the end in very broken english he pointed to his arm and said "lym disease" and held his chest and said "asthma", the man who was talking to him and was sure he was secret service felt compelled to pray for him, so he followed the leading of the holy spirit, took a bold step and prayed, the man left and no harm came to anyone on another day they also went to the slums where they saw families and children living in vile conditions walking through open latrine pits filthy and dirt, with children as young as mine, caring for their own siblings no hope, no where to go in addition to these already desperate, bangladesh is a flood plain and has a rainy season the only accesible high points of ground in the country are the roads when it begins to rain, people desert their homes and seek temporary shelter on the side of a road, they grab their six feet of road space and camp out there for weeks at end, maybe even a month, at this time of the year, disease is rampant and many die many many die........i don't think i can fathom i sit in a heated house, a comfy chair, with electric lights and a hot cup of tea i go to the grocery store and pick up my groceries, and oh maybe a starbucks too, just because do i really understand what it is like to go without? it is said that north america is in a recession! a crisis! is our crisis even comparable? is our "crisis" worth all the air time and discussion that the news stations give it? and as i sit in my heated, lighted, comfy house i often feel very far from God i see my bible on the table and pass it by more often than i should sometimes in the course of my day, it seems that i have so much to do, that well, i don't have time i often feel apathetic, maybe sometimes even justified in all the things that i have to do my husband went to bangladesh feeling very similar to that feeling a bit like God had lost relevance in the day to day and that he was an on-looker spiritually however, being there has re-shown him a very powerful, very real God that is truly active in this world in a way he never comprehended before, he has met with the Lord in a new way the details of how he meet with the holy spirit are not mine to share, but i believe that when he comes home, he will be more than willing to share them i know that God is here too, here where i live, where you live i know that you don't need to go half way around the world to meet him anew but i also know that my husband is exactly where God wants him right now and that he needed to go, that God wanted him there, that God has things to show and teach him that he didn't even expect if you think of it, pray for him with thanks, from me
so rick called on monday morning he was safely back in dhaka, bangladesh after having a trip to the north they had visited an orphangan, a micro-credit school and performed a few dozen baptisms he saw children that were so joy filled at the opportunity to have an education children who lived away from friends and family with 2 one month breaks in a year who worshiped with Lord without fear and boldly in a country that is dominated by Muslims and that rejects Christianity, stifles it he was so challenged by their faith, inspite of all that they don't have
oma, mommy and boo-boo went out for coffee and errands the other day the big cheese had a doctor appointment opa was attempting to nap on the couch while papaya and bugsy got creative
i should have known something was up when bugsy kept calling wondering where we were and when we would be home
when we finally did arrive they had a "cafay" ready for us oma was muttering "i don't do tea parties well, help me!!" but much to even her surprise they did a great job and all was very pleasant and enjoyable the table in the kitchen was set we had water (opa wasn't letting them make tea) yogurt decorated with chocolate chips and another with butterscotch chips, along with cut up bananas the surprise, we got paid to go! how exciting! opa was very generous and gave the girls a tip too
so i feel a little like i dropped off the face of the planet last week we went to the big city and it was great other than i had a whooping head cold i just kept pumping tylenol cold and sinus if i had been at home i would have been in bed but i wasn't going to let that slow me down away from home
we ate good food, walked by the ocean, shopped we also went to an irish pub for supper where i declined alcohol because of my cold the waitress nicely offered me blueberry tea i had no idea! i thought i was getting herbal tea what i received was MUCH better and definately had some positive effects on my cold the connoction is one shot grand marnier, one shot ameretto and stepped black tea yum...it was so good and so relaxing highly recommend it!
then on the weekend i went to a quilt weekend
i managed to get the binding on boo-boo's quilt
that matches papaya's
i also got the top started on another quilt
so i felt like i had actually accomplished something
turns out that this mommy is getting a break the big cheese needed to go to the big city and i am getting to go along too i am thrilled of the idea of some time to myself since i fly out in the morning and the big cheese flys in the evening
our girls are staying with friends out of town and are thrilled about it bugsy is a little worried about us flying and would like us to drive boo-boo packed her bag and did a fabolous job but i tucked in socks and undies afterward papaya, miss organization, lost her tooth today and looks cute as a button will show a picture when we get home on thursday i have to remember to play "tooth fairy" tonight too
have a sinus cold, should head to bed and see if i can kick it