"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13
Today another hurdle stood before us on the course to home.
Both Thunder and Lightning had to test NEGATIVE to TB. If one or both of them tested POSITIVE, a mandatory xray would be required thereby lengthening our process and subsequent arrival at our destination...HOME. The results were read this morning. The residual mark left on their arm from the serum injection had to measure less than 10mm.
Lightning had a residual mark that measured 4mm. Result: NEGATIVE
Thunder had a residual mark that measured 9mm...yes, 9mm! Result: NEGATIVE
My boys LEAPT into my arms! I cried tears of complete joy. We are going home on the fast-er track...no xrays necessary!
Monday morning they will have a physical exam...a hoop to pass through. Then, Monday afternoon, another hurdle looms at the US Embassy where we have an appointment to present our papers to get the visas.
I can see the finish line. It is in sight. And though I want to sprint to it with one last burst of energy, I must pace myself to get through the hoops and jump over the hurdles and high bars remembering that this is a process, and the process has a protocol.
|Lightning loves the sand pit|
|Hello, Bogota...the street we live on|
|The park right out our front door|
|Our casa in Bogota|
|Pastry for mama|
|MORE pastry for mama|
|A beautiful castle in the sand|