They are here! I am late in announcing, but Stephen’s mom, Gena, & best friend Karen arrived on Monday night.
As we prepared for them to arrive, we realized that it was just a year and five months ago that we received the news of Gena’s breast cancer diagnosis. As many scenarios that ran through our minds as we heard updates from halfway around the world, we wouldn’t have guessed that she’d be here, visiting us in Thailand and in great health! It was a beautiful reminder of God’s goodness to us.
This will simply be a very photo-filled update on their first two days in Chiang Mai, full of goodness.
Here we are waiting at the airport to pick them up. About ten minutes after this, we realized we were at the domestic terminal, rather than international; and we took off running to meet them.
I was in charge of taking photos off the arrival; I did a poor job. Stephen knows me so well and said, “I know exactly what happened. You wanted to be a part of the event; you don’t like to look through the screen. So you just held the phone out here, snapped a shot, and hoped it turned out well.” And that is precisely what I did.
The days have been filled with laughter, and it is all goodness!