Wow - I can hardly believe we are finally doing something we have dreamed about for so long. And the trip went so well! All three kids did so well. And I felt peace the whole way - not once was I anxious about Rachel. It seemed perfectly naturally and right to be doing this trip right now. Thank-you so much for your prayers.
We had to stop for night in Regina because the number one was closed from the SK border to Winnipeg. (didn't sleep much there...) But the next morning as we drove, we heard that the highway was opening one stretch at a time ahead of us. We heard (and saw the evidence) that the roads were terrible the night before. We are so glad to be here and to watch our kids get reaquainted with their grandparent's homes. There are so many many people we wish we could see and introduce Rachel to - that is quite disappointing for me!! But we know that we need to limit our time to mostly family this time because time is so short. We are spending roughly three days at each of our parent's. We had hoped to visit my parent's church on Sunday (and the church I grew up in) but we weren't sure if our girls were still contagious or not so we didn't go. We think the pox is done it's worst already though. And both girls are doing well!
Yesterday after we arrived, I unpacked some things and then Dave's mom and sister sent me to bed. I slept for 12 hours! It was so luxurious. Ethan also got to do something he has wanted to do for so long - he went to a MONSTER TRUCK SHOW......with Dave and Grandpa and his cousin Isaiah, and Uncle Ravi.
We are stunned too and deeply saddened by the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan. We are glad that our Japanese friends and their families are ok. And we pray for those who are suffering.