Thursday, February 4, 2010

Two Weeks

Actually two weeks from yesterday, but who's counting.

Thirteen days until Lyle takes my big girl all the way to Senegal.

It will be amazing, I'm sure, on so many fronts. She'll be working side by side with her dad, providing dental care to a population in desperate need. I know it will strengthen the special bond she already has with her father, and I know her compassion and love for mankind will grow ten-fold.

But man, will the rest of miss her here at home.

She's Bruder's confidante.

Rose's favorite playmate and idol of all that is "teenage girl".

And Cholita's second mother. The fun one.

Lucy frequently plans and carries out elaborate "spa nights" for her little sisters. She has late-night talks and marathon chess tournaments with her brother. She asks me the most wonderful questions like, "What can I do to help?"

And we're going to miss her like crazy.

Lyle, keep one hand on your dental drill and the other on our one-of-a-kind Lucy.
Bring her back safe and sound.


Kelly said...

What a great opportunity for them both. I hope you can manage without her. It's a big sacrifice for you all!

Katie said...

wow, how exciting! I'm going over in September, so I look forward to seeing pictures from this adventure so I can get a feel of the country :) HA! I guess that's like someone traveling to Bremerton from overseas and expecting a feel of the United States..... :) Still can't wait to see pictures!

Julie said...

Wow...that will be an amazing experience for her!! What a great thing!! She sounds like a wonderful girl, Eileen. Great photos too!! wink wink

Jen Bay said...

wow! She will have an amazing time.

Amy said...

Oh what an awesome experience you guys are providing!

Prayers for safe travels, amazing moments, and peace for those at home as your one-of-a-kind Lucy and her daddy enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!

I can't wait to hear about their adventure once they've returned! :)

Anonymous said...

I am sorry to post this here but I have a question please :D
My hubby and I planned to copy your wood floors from your old blog. I went today to get the info and the old blog was gone :(
Your not planning to move the old posts to here are you?
Thanks so much for sharing your family with us.
We are also China adopters but really got hooked on your house project posts :D

Lisa said...

Bon voyage, Lucy!!!! We will be praying for safe travels and fun memories a-plenty for you and your Daddy!