First of all, I have to express gratitude for Skype which allows me to see my parents and talk to them on the Internet at a fraction of the price it would be to make a phone call to Africa. My parents are healthy and happy. This week they used the Heath bar chips I sent them to make ice cream with the ice cream maker my sis sent them. They are entertaining government bigwigs they meet on their service projects, and making great head way in upcoming projects. They constantly remind their kids to be grateful for the things we take for granted in America (education, houses with running water, food, medical help, NURSES!! (in the hospitals there, patients are required to bring their own bedding and food and their relatives have to take care of them), and so many other things. It has been such a blessing to their children that they are so willing to serve the people of the DRC.
I'm grateful for the medicines we have available. The cold virus is starting to invade our home, starting with DD. I love that we have pharmaceuticals available and that we can afford them.