Good news and bad news!! Which do you want to hear first?!?...
Ok, good news… Since we took her back to the apartment on Tuesday Leah has been fantastic, she is better than we could have even hoped for! She is sleeping really well and food entry and exit is going according to plan! We have also seen wonderful progress with bonding since it has been just the three of us back here, she gets so excited when either one of us come back into the room after being away for a bit.
Ok then, now the bad news. Leah’s passport has STILL not arrived it may come today but we won’t know till later on, either way our flight home on the 22nd is now impossible. Our best hope is now somewhere around the 27th - 29th March. Also little Luke was taken into hospital yesterday with an extremely high fever, he is much better now but will have to stay there for at least 5 days.
The walls have been kinda closing in on us over the last day or so, we are cooped up in a small apartment, paranoid that Leah will get sick again and longing to go home! Its hard to understand why its taking so long but as we look back over this whole process we can see clearly the hand of God guiding us according to His time not ours, if we had come out here when we expected then we would have never met our Leah so we have to believe that He is still in control and that all this is happening for a good reason, as I have already mentioned one positive thing to come from this time is how much Leah’s relationship has improved with us even over the last two days!
This whole process is not for the faint hearted but ultimately so very worth it!!!
Farewell to Bill & Dana Spyker who return to Chicago today, remember you three promised to come visit us in N Ireland soon!!!!!!
Pray that her passport will come today and we can fly home next week.
Pray that Luke will recover soon.
Philip, Amanda & Leah
The Spykers, Nels and Davidsons