We don’t have any news to share about the additional lab work that was requested by the US Embassy or how much longer we can expect to wait for our Embassy clearance. Fortunately, the guardian continues to be extremely cooperative and traveled the eight hour trip back to Addis Ababa again within days of the request. We were told to expect to wait four weeks for the results. It’s been two.
We did, however, receive an update today on Trey Chalew from our agency. They said he has been healthy and his physical development is progressing well. They reported that he is becoming more comfortable around new people and has become more trusting. They also commented that he “has become excellent at different activities, too.” OK...that’s a little vague and we’re not really sure what that means, but we’re looking forward to finding out. Most months we receive two or three pictures, but they sent a bunch this month. Here are two of my favorites:
Despite all of the unexpected delays and months of waiting, I can’t help but smile and just be thankful.