What a glorious send off weekend! First Pastor Justin and the entire Columbine United Church blessed us with an official sending off prayer during Sunday's service. God was certainly present! After, we spent a fun afternoon of play with Joshua's sweethearts - the Doyle girls. Then the absolutely best cherry on top EVER was the party given to us by our family and friends! Thank you just doesn't seem enough to express our gratitude for the hours and hours of hard work that was put into the event by the Slifka family, my folks and Ann Smith-Blaise. Plus the pure love and joy of all who participated either up close or in spirit was very tangible and indescribably special. Below is a singing tribute put together (Thanks Dave Hicks!) and performed by some of our friends.
Now for a bit of business... We think we have a feasible solution for the dogs but it is too many legs for little man and I to tackle so we will probably be flying separate from Daddy. The good news is, Joshua is an excellent traveler (knock on wood). We may even let Dave go a week or two prior to us so he can get the dogs settled. More to come as the details come together.
On another note, we received a report on our shipment today and it is due in country on 8/5/12.