Our time in the US is coming to a close. This season of recovery is finished and we are going back to Cambodia. Now comes the task of packing bags and saying goodbyes. Our departure is this Wednesday evening; redeye from Seattle to Taipei, arriving in Phnom Penh at 11:30 in the afternoon.
We are grateful to so many people. Our parents, family, and so many friends have significantly contributed to our recovery. We could fill a book with names of loving people who ministered to us.
Courtney continues to improve. She walks a delicate line of pushing her limbs, increasing their mobility and strength, yet, not causing more problems. Now she is suffering from tendonitis. This was caused by simply being a mom and a nomad missionary. Its terrible timing for a painful condition. She needs to take it easy. But how can she do it, when we are in traveling mode? The list of tasks needing to be done is long.
Sret, our Cambodian counterpart in Koh Kong, called last night. Just as our emotions are increasing momentum as we approach departure, our Cambodian friends and ministry partners in Koh Kong are excited for our return. The Bak Klong Church is sending a contingent of folks to greet us at the airport. Also, some of our World Team family will meet us there.
At the Koh Kong Health Club, the ladies are asking about Courtney. They are surprised she is returning after such a tragic accident. Many hugs are waiting for her. This odyssey in healthcare and rehabilitation is now closed stateside, but it will continue on in Cambodia. Courtney will be building a rehab regiment into her lifestyle and she will have the Club at her disposal.
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Jeff, Courtney, Weston, Emma, Dani