Somehow during Amber's recent trip abroad, the girls and I made it through the first week fairly well. But then my parents, Arlin & Velma, flew over from the States to help lighten the load. And lighten the load is exactly what they did! Janet and Lemu had met my mother a year and a half ago but had never seen my dad. When they finally met, there was almost no adjustment period. My parents got started right away being grandparents, and the girls wasted no time getting into their role either:
After a week together in Kampala, filled with lots of swimming, Amber rejoined us with much love and goodies to go around. Then we headed north toward Ikland. On the way the first day, we got stuck in a huge traffic jam near Jinja that held us for three hours. Last time my mom was here in 2013, we got stuck in a ditch...you never know what kind of road adventures you'll have in Uganda:
Once we were back home in Timu, we had just a little less than a week with Mom and Dad. They helped us so much and were an incredible blessing. They did the girls' homeschooling, read to them, helped with cooking, did ALL the dishes, offered moral support, engaged us in great conversations and were all around amazing encouragers as we shared our Icien life together:
To you we say: Mission accomplished!