Funny how people's paths cross when decisions are made in life.
When Robyn and I decided to host Mark for the summer, I was completely unaware about how many different organizations do similar programs in and around Frederick.
The church we typically attend (not the one that the ABRO program with Mark is connected too) found out about what we were doing and also learned that a few other families within the congregation were doing similar programs for the summer.
One of the elders, with whom I had know but never really had a chance to connect with, invited all the families over to swim, cook-out, and enjoy each other's company and fellowship.
Though each family has it separate struggles and challenges, it's always nice to connect with someone that is going through some of the same experiences you are.
For the past six months, we have been anxiously awaiting our Belarusian exchange kiddo - Mark.
Lots of planning, lots of anticipation, lots of wondering if we are doing the right thing, and lots of excitement all came together a few days ago.
The group arrived from Belarus on Thursday at Dulles Airport in Virginia. After a little issue with customs, and a minor stomach issue in the car on the way home, we finally got him settled in the house and his new home for the next six weeks.