Hello friends and family! This is Katie reporting for duty to relay the latest news from Liberia. Becky and Peter called this evening to fill us in on their exciting day. They arrived safely in Liberia last night. Today they spent most of the day with Patti getting a tour of the area. Around 4:30 they finally were able to meet their children! These are some of the highlights of their first day together as a family:
Joshua and Patience loved their bubbles and managed to blow through half of their bottles by the end of the day. They also both loved wearing Peter's sunglasses! Becky and Peter gave Patience a pair of white sandals that, unfortunately, are too big for her. She obviously doesn't mind this since she refused to take them off even when it was time for bed!
The kids were all pretty quiet during the day. Garty said "mama" which surprised (and excited) Becky and Peter. They were also very pleased to hear that Garty has been off of antibiotics for almost six weeks and is doing very well! Garty is big for his age and Joshua is small- even smaller than they had expected. Becky and Peter called after they had managed to get all three children asleep (Patience didn't fall asleep right away). They wanted to fill everyone in before heading off to bed themselves.
Right now there are three families at the orphanage picking up children and they are having a hard time getting embassy appointments for all of them this week. Please pray that all three families can get appointments this week in order to finish paperwork and fly home this weekend.
I will keep you updated on any more news we receive this week!