I got an email tonight that said Clare is doing great!!! I am so excited to hear this information. I am going to send her a care package on Wednesday with clothing, hair accessories, toys, and some supplies for the Healing Home she lives in.
My older two, Daniel and Abby, went on a missions trip with their youth group today and helped do some cleanup activities in Joplin, MO. It has been 7 weeks since the F-5 tornado hit and they tell me it still looks like it just happened. Daniel told me, before he went to bed, "I enjoyed seeing the people's faces as we helped them today." What a wonderful young man he is becoming. Abby to me she was a little disappointed, because they worked about 8 hours and you really couldn't tell. I was grateful that they had this opportunity to see devastation up close and to experience the joy of helping others for no other reason than they wanted to.
Hannah continues to make huge improvements in her balance and is walking 99.9% of the time. Her tubes really seem to be helping and she is starting to sign more. In fact, tonight at Sam's, every item we passed, that she had eaten before, she was signing food for. I guess she was really hungry.
Aaron is so in need of another set of ear tubes. Poor little man isn't even noticing planes go overhead again. He talks so loud, that by the end of the day, I want to scream, but can't, because I know he isn't doing it on purpose. I switched him to Hannah's doctor, so maybe something will get done. I hate for him to lose his hearing again, he has made such wonderful progress over the last year.
I have almost collected all the required documents for out dossier, which has to be in China by November 4th. Our home study is being written up and we are working on our education. All of our references have sent in their letters. Now all we need to do is come up with $2400.00 for the home study, $720.00 for immigration, $170.00 for fingerprinting and another agency payment of $1755.00.
Please keep spreading the word, be sure and check out our Thirty-one fundraiser and most importantly, Please, PLEASE, continue to pray for us.