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Friday, April 8, 2011

Better days ahead

We had another really difficult day on Thursday.  Trit cried from about 2:30 that afternoon until after 8 pm which is when he finally went to sleep.  It was truly so pitiful to watch & absolutely nothing we did made any difference.
Friday, this cheerful, energetic, and fun loving little boy came into our lives.  He never stopped smiling, playing, giggling, etc. yesterday.  We even went to the Grand Palace & to the pool.  It was so fun to watch a new side of him that we knew was in there, but he was grieving so hard we did not see it until yesterday.
Last night was still a little rough.  He cried off/on all through the night, but this morning so far he is playing & seems to be okay.  I can only hope/pray that this will continue.
We were able to pick-up our Visa yesterday which was earlier than anticipated so we have changed our tickets so that we can come home on the 13th now rather than the 19th. (The Embassy will be closed for the Thai New Year & based on their comments to us we think may likely shut down due to our government's shut down.  All I know is that I am so thankful that we were able to get our Visa early before any type of shut down!)
I think we are all ready to come home, but I'll be honest I dread the hours of flying especially now that we will have Trit with us.  There is no sure way of knowing how he will do with the flight.

Please continue to keep us in your thoughts/prayers & looking forward to returning home soon:)

4 comments:

Brazenlilly said...

We are continuing to pray for you all, and will especially do so during the travel time! Your post on sadness and grieving was so honest and appreciated. We look forward to hearing about these shining moments when Trit is having moments of happiness amidst the grieving. Best of luck!

Angie said...

SOO happy for you that you had a glimpse of "sunshine". I'll continue to pray for Trit's transition, and for your plane trip. Glad you got the Visa before the shutdown! :)

Kyle Geissler said...

I'm glad you got your visa. That last step is always a relief and we were wondering if the possible government shutdown might affect you and the other families there right now. If the flight home is tough, remember, it will end :) Be safe.

Jay and Chandra and Penny Regan said...

I, too, am so glad to hear that you got your visa, even ahead of time! We waited for over a month for ours. So sorry to hear about the painful time for you and Trit as he grieves. I'm glad that he's able to express himself with you and is already showing some signs of healing. May you have safe journeys and the Lord be near as you face the long flights ahead.