You might remember that we had a plan to return to Uganda. Dusty was to leave the 11th to get our home situated, purchase a vehicle, and spend some time with our friend who is currently serving as the Director in Entebbe so he could make a smooth transition into the position. I was to go later with the kids on the 21st.
Our timing apparently is not what the Lord has in mind, and although this has been a tough time, we want to do what is best in His plan. We have learned this over and over as missionaries - flexibility is critical in our lifestyle.
After two days of fever, we thought Cooper might need to go to the pediatrician. Instead, on the third morning we discovered he had cut his first tooth, and the fever went away. We were relieved till the next day I began to notice my back hurting. On the following day I became crippled by pain which escalated to the point that I went into shock. We had a presentation planned for Saturday that we canceled about 2 hours before it started as I could no longer get out of bed, was going into shock again, and was in excruciating pain and fear.
We went to the ER where I received a very strong shot and was put on high doses of a pain killer and muscle relaxant which are preventing me from nursing Cooper. For the most part, I am staying in bed. Our entire family has stepped in to take care of Cooper and me, for which we are so extremely humbled and grateful.
We are now in the process of changing our flights so that we can travel together as a family. While this brings peace of mind to all of us, we also are keenly aware that it will make things a bit more stressful once we arrive in Entebbe. I am very thankful that we can go through it together as a family though.
Transitions are always stressful for us, and this one has been even more stressful with a move, changing countries, my back problem, and a few other situations that have not yet resolved themselves. However, we know the Lord is taking care of us and has us firmly in his grip.
We appreciate your prayers through it all, and we truly look forward to the time when we can settle down in our own home in Uganda after moving in and jet lag are over.