Sunday, June 22, 2008

Christmas In June

Lately, I have been addicted to listening to Christmas music. I do know it is June but listening to it makes me so happy. With the arrival of my family, it truly felt like Christmas. It was a wonderful reunion. My parents, aunt, and two sisters came. It was so fun to all be together and they brought me lots of fun gifts from home. So, it truly did feel like I was opening gifts on Christmas morning. While they were here, my dad and Stephanie worked with two other hygienists to do much-needed dental work on some of the children in our community. They worked on the students from the village first and then worked on some of the Rafiki kids, teachers, and mamas. While they were busy at the clinic, my mom, aunt, and Lindsay helped me at school.

Thank you so much for your prayers! I had a wonderful time with each of them and am so glad they made the sacrifice to come. The two weeks went by at just the right pace - although I wish they could have stayed longer. When my mom is around, she takes enough pictures for all of us, so I will have to wait to get the pictures from her before I post some. I just wanted to give you a quick update since it has been too long. They are now safely back in Florida.


Stephanie said...

i am so glad you made it home safely! I love you, miss you and hope you are feeling better! Thanks for everything and i am sooo proud of you! love you always, steph

Lindsay said...

Dre!! I just want to say again that i had an amazing time with you and it was a much needed visit, i don't think i could have gone any longer without seeing you!!! And would you please stop saying it was a sacrifice for us, it was a blessing because we got to see you and spend two weeks over in Africa!! Well i just want to say again that i love you and miss you so much already that it hurts!!! Oh and the pictures are on the way!! Love always, smalls

Jessica said...

I am such a big fan of the DiBart Fam!!! I'm so glad you were all able to be together! Love you Dre...praying for you and for these outrageous ticket prices!!!! LUAAF!!!

Anonymous said...

Dear Andrea,
What a tremendous time we had!! Thank you for everything!! Being with you was so special and getting to experience "your world" was such a blessing and privilege!! God bless you, we miss you SO MUCH...Much love, Nancy.