Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Finally an update!

When I got home from work yesterday, Savvy and I called Amber and Rick but we woke them up because it was about 2 AM over there. Opps! We didnt talk so we let them go back to sleep. I just got off the phone with them this morning to get an update because everyone is calling, sending text messages and emailing asking me how they are doing. Anyway, I called and Rick answered. You could hear Amber and Ayana playing. Rick said they were trying to get their airlime tickets upgraded because the airlines lost the two donation bins. The airlines called them and said they found the bins but when Amber & Rick got to the airport to get the donations to take to the orphanage, they only thing left of the bins were the two lids! Amber & Rick are very upset about the whole ordeal especially since there were some important donations that the orphanage really needed. They visited the orphanage again today and Amber said that the kids there still have chicken pox. They have had an outbreak of them for a while now but they are still surprised that chicken pox is still a problem. Another reason the donations were needed!

Ayana still has a cold and a runny nose and she now has an ear infection. Amber said that she is otherwise a very happy baby. They put her on the phone and she was cooing and making other noises. It was precious!

They both said they are ready to come home. They have Ayana'a visa, medical records and all other needed documentation. They are just waiting to get on a plane. They will stay one more night and then start heading back Thursday afternoon and be back home on Friday night. When Savannah gets home from school, Amber said to call them even though we will wake them up so I will update the blog again tonight after we talk to them. That's all for now!


Domestic Goddess said...

OH NO!!! I can totally believe that they lost the donation buckets but for them to find them and have the donations be gone is SO sad. They worked so hard to collect all of that stuff, what a BUMMER!

I am so glad that they are getting some alone time with her and being able to bond, she is going to be so much fun. I am sure it will take some time to get her completely well but she will have fantastic care and attention all on her now, so exciting!

Thanks AGAIN Lindsay for the updates. Give Savvy hugs for us too.

Leah Reeves said...

Thank you for the update.
It is good to hear everything is going well, except for the lost donations :(
I am sure Amber will have A LOT to say when they get home!