On Thursdays I post from the vault. This post is from March 2009.

I got to “chat” with Mark on facebook for a while tonight. He sent me this picture of the two boys together:

Jafta is still running a fever in the evenings and his asthma is giving him trouble. Luckily I forced Mark to pack the nebulizer, just in case. Mark said he was fine during the day today, and then just got sick again when they got home. Keanan is getting better but still pretty quiet and not his usual active self. Jafta is really loving on him. I love how he has his arm around him while they are watching a movie.

Today Mark and Jafta got the chance to tag along with the Livesays and a team from the Austin Stone church to visit a few organizations doing great work in Haiti. Check out Jamie and Aaron’s blogs for their personal accounts, and Tara’s for more pictures. It sounds like it was a powerful experience for everyone. They visited a home for disabled children, and Mark said that Jafta was amazing with the kids there, giving wheelchair rides and playing and not even batting an eye at their disabilities. I don’t know what I did to deserve such a compassionate little guy (or how I can get some of it to rub off on India). Jafta is such a sweetie.

India and I are doing . . . okay. She’s been a little fiesty all week. I know she is missing her brother and daddy. Yesterday she was playing with her Ariel doll and kept saying “She just wants her daddy right now”.
I’m feeling a little heavy tonight. I found out that my grandfather died today. I won’t be able to go to the funeral this close to my due date. I’m really feeling sad to miss that, and to miss this visit with Keanan. I feel my heart pulled in different directions and yet I know I need to stay here and take care of incubating the newest member of our family for a few more weeks.