Alex and I were finally just able to read the comments on our blog. We have been unable to access the blog, even though we can post to it. The two of us sat here and wept as we read the words of encouragement and blessing from so many. We sit here tear-stained and weary and so thankful for the God we serve and the richness of His blessings, including each of you. We are tremendously homesick.
We have had some bumps in the road...Alex's camera appears to have a defective sensor. Big, bummer of a problem. It is occasionally taking good pictures, but the rest of the time, the photos come out completely green. He has little luck problem solving online. We knew we should bring the film camera as backup, but we were feeling really pressed for space...so we are here without a working camera. We have also just blown our adaptor. Ug.
We are trying to settle MyLinh in for a nap at our hotel in Hanoi. It is very Western style, and we are thankful for many of the amenities, including a washer and dryer, kitchenette, soft pillows, sparkling clean tub (in which MyLinh and mommy had a good soak) and critter-free floors! It is spendy, but it is nice to be so comfortable. It is rainy and warm here, and we have yet to check the forecast for the week. We are glad to have the hot, hot damp of Danang behind us!
We arrived around 10:00 a.m., thankful for a smooth flight. MyLinh has decided that mommy is the only one for her today. She screams and writhes when Alex picks her up (or if I put her down). She has eaten fairly well today, thanks especially to the staff at the Elegant who fixed her rice and beef porridge (her staple food) and then fed it to her, while we gobbled breakfast before our early flight.
Thanking God for your prayers,