Home Sweet Home

Thirty three days in India, twenty seven hours of travel home, one tortuous 15 hour flight, navigating through four airports with one toddler, carrying two loaded backpacks including 21 matchbox cars (which caused extra scanning in every airport), atleast 6 caffeinated beverages, 10 trips to the airplane potty, one accident before reaching the potty and mommy … More Home Sweet Home

Product Arrived!

I’m sitting up tonight thinking about every amazing detail of this week.  I wish I had the time to share every detail, but it’s just too much.  The bone marrow draw was successful Tuesday morning.  Due to Sameer’s small size, the doctors were more limited in the amount they were allowed to draw.  Immediately after the procedure, Dr. Raj briefly … More Product Arrived!

Procedure Approved!

The last few days have been spent relaxing and getting to know each other better.  Sightseeing included a local mall, a science center, Elliot’s beach and the Chennai zoo. Their second beach experience. 3D Cinema: Silas was not impressed! Lunch time at the zoo! Sari shopping at a local market.  The fabrics were gorgeous! Khaleda’s … More Procedure Approved!

Our Blended Family

I’m sorry there has been a delay in my blog posts.  It has been an adjustment on many levels.  Mike and Lauren are gone now, and Silas is regularly asking for his daddy.  They did arrive home safely so we are thankful.  What did we do before we had apps like FlightAware?  It is just unbelievable that … More Our Blended Family

Emotional Abyss

It’s 1:30am and I just returned from the airport. Early in the day, we received confirmation that the family boarded their first flight to New Delhi. During two of my visits to the Air India office, I confirmed a wheelchair assistance for the family. Not for health reasons but this was the only way to … More Emotional Abyss


We arrived in Chennai late Sunday night. Our apartment here is very comfortable, and we can see the Bay of Bengal from our balcony.  Andy and Joyce, our dear friends, arrived on Monday.     Our initial visit to the Datri office was successful. We spent time with Raghu the gentleman responsible for this organization in … More Chennai

Jaipur – “The Pink City”

Sunday morning we attended church in “the pink city” – Jaipur.  It was a true blessing to each of us.  Hearing familiar hymns in another language was beautiful and moving. Chennai marks the last leg of our journey.  When we google the temperature in Chennai it says “91 degrees but feels like 108 degrees.”  We arrive there late Sunday night. Yikes – we aren’t sure … More Jaipur – “The Pink City”