Wednesday, August 19, 2009

FYI: An Update

Well, I guess you all have noticed I haven't been around in a while. Well, there's a good reason for that. We suddenly decided my son Levi and I would travel back to Egypt to get started with school on time. So, here I am, back in Egypt, with my son, but without my husband.

Let me explain. No, we didn't have a fight or anything drastic. My husband has a heart condition that he has known about since he was a kid. He has what is called an "Aortic Stenosis". This condition is caused from having two cusps in the aortic valve instead of three, and it is a condition that when it gets bad enough, has to be monitored from year to year. Well, this year, the condition had worsened a bit more than usual. So, his primary doctor wanted him to stay a bit longer for a consultation with a vascular surgeon and a couple of more tests. The consult went well, and the tests went well too, but we still do not know the results. The surgeon did say though, that he will not have to have surgery at this time, so Lord willing, he will be traveling back to Egypt this next Friday.

That's a good thing too, because my life is in chaos right now. (I'm probably exaggerating just a little.) Levi and I flew into Cairo around 3pm Friday afternoon, and I went to work as a teacher, teaching 3rd grade on Sunday. I haven't even finished unpacking, my apartment is still dirty because it hasn't had a thorough cleaning, and I feel so behind on getting everything ready for my students. But, everything is in God's hands. I am where I am for a purpose, and He tells me to "be anxious for nothing". So, that's just what I'm going to do.

So far the teaching has gone great! I am surrounded by good, loving people who are walking me through each step.

Sorry there are no pictures this time, but my husband kept the camera with him. I hope to keep up on the posts, but with a new teaching job they may be fewer than in the past. Besides that, my internet is not working at my apartment so I don't have much time on the computer these days!

Hope to be back up and running soon though, so don't give up on me just yet. ;o)


  1. Hang in there gal. Hope things work out for your husband. You are a brave girl to go away to teach.

  2. I hope things that work out for your husband and that you will all be united soon.
    I love your blog!! I just found it and I really like the way you write and talk about Egypt. Plus, you guys seem to really be involved in a great way in Egypt :)