We Are Family…

We are family
I got all my sisters with me
We are family
Get up ev’rybody and sing

Ev’ryone can see we’re together
As we walk on by
(FLY!) and we fly just like birds of a feather
I won’t tell no lie
(ALL!) all of the people around us they say
Can they be that close
Just let me state for the record
We’re giving love in a family dose

Living life is fun and we’ve just begun
To get our share of the world’s delights
(HIGH!) high hopes we have for the future
And our goal’s in sight
(WE!) no we don’t get depressed
Here’s what we call our golden rule
Have faith in you and the things you do
You won’t go wrong
This is our family Jewel

Miss Beth and the Castillo Clan are headed to the states! After all the drama – I can’t tell you how relieved and grateful I am that we all get to come out together as a family! We also found out Tuesday that they got 5 year visas!! PRAISE THE LORD! We knew they were approved on Friday but we didn’t know for how long! We were afraid with the new rules that they wouldn’t give us more than a year! God is so crazy Good!!

Asher had a really high fever this week and one day he seized over 11 times! SO incredibly difficult to watch. He laid there lifeless and there were moments where my heart leapt as it appeared he wasn’t even here anymore.   This is the reason we are headed to the states.

The kids wrapped up their last week of school today! I am so proud of them and so grateful for Miss Beth! We couldn’t be here in Haiti doing this incredible ministry if it weren’t for her. She is so much more than a teacher – she is most definitely apart of our family!

The girls took their placement tests this week and I’m SO – SO – SO proud of them. Mikela and Malaya are placing a grade higher than where they should be in almost every area!  I used to feel guilty that we live in Haiti and the girls aren’t able to go to American Schools. But honestly – they are learning much more being here! Beth really does an amazing job and gives so much one-on-one attention. They are absolutely THRIVING here!

We have appointments lined up for Rosie at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital this month. As many of you know Rosie was born with Tetanus, then had Cerebral Malaria, and then Typhoid  – all before the age of 1. She is a little slower than the rest of the girls but she continually moves 2 steps forward every week. These appointments should direct us on how to adjust our teachings in order to help her learn better.

As Always – Please keep our family in your prayers as we begin to travel! We start on Sunday and should be in KY by Tuesday! Let the Adventure Begin!

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