Saturday, October 8, 2011


We are still waiting for our 30 day appeal to start. I think this part of the process has been the most difficult for me. The end is in sight... but we can't quite get there yet. Our process has been held up by the court district we are in and the judge overseeing our case. I wake up every single day and lay my request before God. It's more like a plea! I remind myself that HE is in control. He knows the time and date when we will be done and my family can be reunited. I can not wait for that day!!

So in the meantime....

Mercy and I loaded up her car and headed to a resort in La Romana. We did not travel light with a 4 month old, 1 year old and 2 year old! I truly enjoyed my time with Alex there playing in the sand, ocean and pool. It was a "rest" of the spirit - not so much a physical rest. I mean the boy is busy. We had a great time and we made the very best of our time there!

Love how Alex is cooperating....big smiles. :-)

We also made a trip to La Victoria where the Tucker family lived for 4 years as missionaries. I was able to see where they lived and the community center they started in the area. Biemba, the lady who has been cooking for us, lives there as well. Alex and I enjoyed being in her home and having lunch with her family and friends.

We traveled out to the Campo to visit some of the ladies Mercy knew. I am still trying to get my mind and heart around that. Especially one sweet girl named, Francie. She is in an abusive marriage and has a young son. She is probably only 18 or 19. When we arrived I thought she looked blank, no expression on her face. We were told that she got very sick and has lost her hearing. Please pray for her.

Francie's sweet little boy.

Having fun in the Campo. This is a swing made out of a rice sack! Pretty smart!

Alex also got his first haircut with me. I took him to a Barber shop in Villa Mella. He screamed his head off! Guess they don't provide suckers here in the DR to keep the kids quite. Fun times.

In front of the Barber shop with his friend Abner. Clearly Abner did not think it was so bad having his hair cut.



  1. Oh my goodness Alex has changed so much. He looks taller and older.
    It looks like you all had a great time at the resort.

    We are all still praying for your homecoming!

    Can't wait to see you!
    Love and miss you!

  2. So good to see those big smiles! Lindsey and I prayed tonight for the judge to sign the paper tomorrow! We miss you!