Checking the To-Do List

Thursday, September 2, 2021

The Lord is my strength and my song; he has given me victory. This is my God, and I will praise him— my father's God, and I will exalt him!

—Exodus 15:2

Here’s a little bit of a snapshot of what our whirlwind 85 days in the US looked like.

A week of debriefing and counseling at headquarters in Idaho


Jackson’s driving permit

Renew Jack’s driver’s license

College campus visit

Everyone annual checkups


Everyone multiple dentist appts

Three people eye appointments and new glasses/contacts ordering and fitting

Jackson’s surprise need for an orthopedic surgeon appt (all turned out ok)

File for, process, and go to court for specials needs guardianship of RJ because he will legally turn 18 next spring while we are overseas

RJ ophthalmologist

RJ’s 3 ocularist appointments for a new prosthetic eye

RJ orthotist (so many O words!) for new orthotics for his shoes

RJ several doctor appointments about anxiety

Jackson youth group retreat

Three family Christmas parties

Two rounds of vaccinations (four for Emma)

Set up Emma’s banking and college loans

Angie mammogram (thankful for the all-clear)

Plan and host an open house for Emma

Prepare for and speak in our four supporting churches

Adoptive/Foster mom support group

Haircuts again!

Shop for two years worth of clothing and supplies

Move a child to college

Make time with siblings, nieces, nephews, parents, friends, churches, ministries, people we’ve discipled…




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