Dear faithful friends,
Greetings from blustering Brookhaven, Mississippi! The weather is a bit snappier than Malawi's, but we're adjusting and enjoying getting reacquainted with Wendy's, Little Debbies, and Blue Bell ice cream! (Just a little shot of covet for our friends in Africa reading this).
LeAnne is home and recovering. She is groggy and in pain, with occasional bouts of nausea. The gallbladder surgery went well, but much longer than anticipated. The doctor discovered a small stone (or something) floating in one of her ducts and tried for over two additional surgery hours to fish it out. He was unsuccessful. Because we will be heading back overseas in a few weeks, he has recommended a follow-up procedure in two weeks to remove the nuisance. Then all should be well.
Because of the extended exposure to anesthetics, LeAnne was admitted to the hospital for one night. We were discharged about 6 p.m. last night (Thursday). She is now able to begin eating food again, though at a reasonable pace.
Thank you all for your prayers and inquiries. Please continue to utter a prayer for recovery and the regaining of strength, and for the follow-up procedure, that everything be found, contained, and extracted. Also pray the airline will find our last bag. All three were 'misplaced' coming into New York. Two have been found but a third is still floating somewhere.
In the meantime, we are hoping to see many of you if time and opportunity allow. So, don't be surprised if you see someone looking a lot like us driving by. It's us!
Blessings to each of you in Christ's mercy,
P.S. If Kelly Dehnert in Malawi is reading this: Kelly, the milk is wonderful!