Sunday, October 26, 2008

the times they are a changin

So a lot has happened this week both home and abroad. (not sure which of those is which...) This past week we had another Lily clinic, where both the doctor from the CDC and an ENT from Grey's came out to see the kids. 24 kids had to see the regular doctor, and 19 more had to see the ENT so needless to say it was a little chaotic. Tuesday I was at the hospital to drop off files and pick up some medication prescribed by the ENT, Wednesday was regular hospital day (meaning 7am- to 3pm!), and Thursday we had to go back to the hospital to sort out a problem with one of the medications. I have lots of friends at the hospital now which makes it a lot easier to get things done! People see me coming and know I'm about to ask for a favor.

One of the babies, Mpumelelo, just turned two and has started coming to nursery and he has a little backpack and everything. My roommate and Katie agree that he has busted out of anonymity to be one of the cutest kids in the nursery. He walks by the office every morning and waves and grins at all of us, and he comes to our Sunday School now and just dances his little heart out with a huge smile on his face. It's been so much fun to see the kids grow and develop, to see little personalities and senses of humor and attitudes come out.

These past couple of weeks have been busy for my friends at home too! Josh Casper and Hannah got engaged, and Sheila and Leo got engaged! I haven't gotten to meet either Leo or Hannah (but we're friends on Facebook. You know, where it really counts) but I love them both already. Hooray for love!


Sheila said...

and hooray for you being home soon!

James said...

"So a lot has happened this week both home and abroad. (not sure which of those is which...)"

I laughed really hard when I read that. I second Sheila. Although we all know it will be hard for you, we all miss you here.

Jenny said...

How much longer will you be at Lily? I'm closing in on my service here in Morocco - less than one month left!