I can answer that question with a definitive yes. They are all sound asleep here where we're camping out in the living room. Some of them are gently snoring. Then there's my mom. She's not exactly gently snoring... but it's sweet and dear to me because it means she's here in my home. Besides there is the whir of several fans to help out. Yesterday the group left and my mom came in.
I've yet to detail the rest of the activities of the group. Trying to balance family/work/ministry/leadership... yikes. Happy times, drama-filled times. It's been a crazy week to say the least. I did take about a dozen or so pictures and when (if?) I can find my camera cord, I will upload them, because I know you're all waiting with baited breath to have a more substantial peek into my life. :)
I was starting to get very re-attached to this group (cause you know, they were all some of my besties from my ex-life in the states), but God was faithful to make the goodbye super easy-- a non-issue really. Late Thursday night I came down with terrible aches and pains in my body. Terrible. Mostly my legs, but also my feet and then my back and my arms. Then my neck then my fingers. Once my eyeballs started burning, I realized I had a fever. Sure enough it was 103 and I was laid out for most of Friday... that night was the worst and I stayed sick all day long yesterday too. So in a way, God protected me from long painful goodbyes by giving me what I speculate is the flu. (Swine or other? I don't know.)
Yesterday Nick took ALL the kids (yes, SIX of them) to Port Au Prince to pick up my mother. While that looks impressive (and it is!) on the way their he had the help of the group and Sandra and Nixon, and on the way back-- Nana was there so he was chopped liver. (Hmmm.... they eat all worts of weird animal parts here... probably need to think of somehting else they wouldn't eat-- like say, for example, BACON.)