It's been 2 weeks since Dawn left for college and she's already come home for a weekend visit. She was sweet to want to come keep me company while Dan is out of the country for 2 weeks (Haiti). He went to Haiti to be with a new Sister Church team as they met and began to make forever relationships with brothers and sisters they never knew they had. [That part of the trip went very well! He said the Haitian church received them exceptionally well - the town's mayor presented the team with the key to city. That's a first for our teams!]
The 2nd part of Dan's trip is administrative meetings with RMI's missionaries and the RMI national staff. Rob and Becky Thompson, RMI's VP, will be flying to Haiti tomorrow, Tuesday, to join him. They will see the house they are to live in, take measurements and make plans on what they will need when they move there in March. Rob and Dan will also be meeting with all the Sister Church pastors and School Directors.
We are relieved to see that Tropical Depression Ana seems to be heading north of Port-au-Prince and the Cayes area. Hopefully it shouldn't interfere with their trip there. A great site to follow tropical weather is http://www.stormpulse.com/.
Back to Dawn's visit. I have been "home alone" while Dan is gone, and this weekend was her last chance to get home before classes start, so she came home to keep me company. We had a great mother/daughter day (garage saleing, a movie, shopping and supper at PF Chang's) on Saturday, then she was off to the beach with friends and a girls sleepover here at the house. Of course, there's laundry that needs to be done before she goes back!
She's settling in at Trinity: Getting to know the area (all the essentials....the mall, Target, Walmart, the beach and the grocery store), getting to know the school staff, getting to know the team, oh! and her roommate situation was changed (Julianna will now be her suite-mate and Yolanda will be her roommate). She's enjoying it and looking forward to the start of classes.
It was really nice to have her home again!!! I sure have missed her.