April 21, 2009. The day we left Indonesia to seek medical attention for Nathan. It was a long 36 hour trip back home, but thankfully, because of two morphine patches (both Nathan’s, I unfortunetly didn’t get any morphine…) the trip was not as bad as I had been imagining. It’s all kind of a blur now, but I am so grateful that we made it back safely! About three days after our return, Nathan was admitted to the hospital and four days after that, he had surgery.
May 13, 2009. This picture was taken about three days after Nathan was released from the hospital. He had lost 20 pounds after a 3-week intravenous liquid diet. (Playing Wii with my brother, Billy and our niece, Daria)
Fast-forward to September, mostly because I lost all of my picture from June-August. : ( <—–that’s what my face looks like when I think about my lost pictures.
September 2, 2009. Still in America waiting for our visas to come through. Nathan was cleared by the doctor to return to Indonesia in June and then we began the long process of reapplying for visas. We enjoyed spending time with these two girls, Daria and Violet, our nieces. I know this is a blurry picture, but I love Daria’s facial expression. Remember the days when a sit-and-spin was the best thing ever??
October 12, 2009. Nathan and I spent 6 weeks working at MAF headquarters in Nampa, ID while waiting for our visas. Nathan logged 0.4 hours in the new Quest Kodiak!
October 27, 2009. After many months of waiting, our visas came through! Yay! We had about 2 weeks to pack up and leave for Indonesia.
November 15, 2009. We arrived back in Indonesia and welcomed the humidity once again!
And the rest, as they say, is history! We are so grateful for all of your encouragement and prayers over the last year! It has been a roller coaster ride! And we couldn’t have done it without you.