Oh yeah, and Mop too, of course, the faithful friend/tuk-tuk driver who always is smiling and never fails to sport a shirt inside-out.
But I wasn't lonely for long.
God's provisions have come in beautiful packages of friendship the last few months. Tim and Rhianna graciously invited me to stay with them while I was in Bangkok. After long days at the hospital it was heart-warming to go to a welcoming home and dear family; much better than sitting in a hotel room by myself!
Rhianna was always busy whipping up something delicious in the kitchen. She even grinds her own wheat, impressive, eh?
Emmy, Asa, and Julian are their three (very sweet) kids and are nearly the same ages as our kids. It was fun to get to know them better. Calvin was giving them some big grins here.
One evening (and it just so happened to be the evening of the CT scan) Tim and Rhianna had friends over to sing old folk gospel songs. The music was beautiful to my ears and soothing to my heart. I should have taken more video, but I was too busy enjoying the music. Tim is the one playing the guitar.
Back in Phnom Penh, our teammates Dale and Nancy Knutson stopped by. We were so encouraged by their visit. It is good to hear words of encouragement and understanding from friends, isn't it? Dale is a pediatrician and they have been an invaluable source of information and guidance for our family.
AND, they even brought us two Krispy Kreme donuts straight from America...how they got the donuts is a whole 'nother story.
Here's Calvin after round one of therapy. So far, so good.