One In a Million Blessings

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Day 2 in Ghana

Darn the luck, Elijah finally caught what the other kids have been passing around for the past week at the orphanage. He woke up this morning with a pretty congested cough and some rattling in his lungs. Nonetheless, he's trying to smile through it all.

I found a pharmacy and was able to get him some meds, so hopefully they'll work. He's currently snoring contently on the bed next to me....let's hope this trend continues on the plane!

This morning was pretty emotional. Each of the children, as well as each nanny, said a special prayer for Eli. They put him in the middle of their circle and sang and danced for him, then sang a special goodbye song. There were smiles, tears, questioning looks, and longing looks from those wanting to be the one who gets to be in the center of the prayer circle. Tough stuff to swallow.

We are at the hotel now, and will head to the airport later this afternoon. We are so close to finishing this chapter of our journey, and are ecstatic about starting the next one.

Thank you for the continued prayers as we embark on an almost 24 hour trip back home.

1 comment:

  1. Both my boys were sick when we took them from the orphanage. Fortunately, we were prepared for Chance's cold through a "vision" my aunt relayed to me a few months before we went to get him. Remind me and I'll tell you the story sometime - it was pretty cool/weird. Looking forward to meeting Eli :-)
    Oh, and I hope you don't mind, but I'm posting a little piece about you guys on my blog and linking back to this entry. I love your story about the ceremony!