It has been a while since our last post – so what’s been up??
Well, we’ve been trying to settle back into our routine here in cold cold Switzerland. Oh,ok it’s now not all that cold cold anymore – just windchill is hard to bear sometimes. Temps are around 7 to 10 so not really warm (to me anyhows). Really wish Spring would hurry & get here! Had lots of housework to catch up on & of cos emails too (even with checking periodically in Singapore didn’t help lower the load too much). & of cos we also had to change classes for Gymboree. & then there is some stuff happening at church too. So we’ve been busy.
Now to Tobi – he… well, he is not 100% – for our christian friends please pray that for a 100% restoration of his health – his little penis is painful – has been for the last 2 weeks – we’ve seen the doc twice already & he says to wait & see cos this sort of thing normally heals itself (a very Swiss doctor type thing to say – they are very much into the body healing itself). It does seem to have improved a little – so we’ll be waiting another week to see how it goes.
Now to more cheerful stuff – here’s a photo of Tobi with one of his “galfriends”:
Naomi & Tobias walking back from lunch on a Sunday.
Naomi is such a little cutie – parents are Swiss & Thai so she got the best of both worlds – don’t you agree?
We landed safely on Saturday morning 6.30am at Zurich airport, Switzerland. It was -1 & raining.
Later that morning, it started snowing heavily & kept on through the night & this morning (Sunday) we were greeted with at least 30cm of snow, if not more. The drive to church was terrible, there were jams as everyone had to slow down to about 40/50km, even on the highways! & there was a section of the highway which was not cleared yet – so it was a rather bumpy & icy ride. Then we got behind 2 snow-plows, which kept the speed at a steady 40km/hr. Then one of the plows got a flat & had to pull over. Nearer church the roads became clear. But it took us twice as long to get to church today, almost 2hrs instead of the usual 50mins!! sigh! Tobi got quite restless during the journey & towards the end kept asking to be carried! Also in part he had gotten used to being carried in taxis while we were in Singapore (no car seats in taxis).
Here are some pictures of the large amounts of snow.
Now let’s backtrack a little to the flight home:
Tobi bumped his head hard as he ran into someone’s trolley just before we were to go to the plane. So that was his major thingy before we left Singapore.
We had a delayed start as there was too much traffic on the runway & we waited an hour on the plane before we took off. During that time, the engines were off so the air-con was limited & it got really hot. The good thing was Tobi wasn’t bothered by the heat – he was so tired he just went to sleep. It was a midnight flight. Thank God he slept for a little more than half the flight – although he kept tossing around – at least he was sleeping & i could at least get some sleep too – even though it was interrupted sleep, still better than not getting any. Then i kept him entertained with food, Hi-5 video on the in-flight system, drawing, books & more food. He slept again an hour before landing – which i’m most grateful for.
Now need to get some sleep as Walt leaves early tomorrow morning for a business trip.
Yippee!!! We finally got a positive reply today from the airline & now Tobi & myself will be able to fly back to Switzerland on 3rd March as we had planned! Thank God for answered prayers!!! & thanks to all our friends who were praying too.
Another answered prayer was for our health – both of us are well on the road to recovery!
This afternoon i went down to the airline office, determined to get some sort of reply & to get the best possible plan of action in. So you could say i was only half hopeful! Oh me of little faith!! The lady who helped us today was very business-like but nice – she called the “seat controllers” but they were in a meeting – so she left a message for them & promised to give me a call by the end of the business day. When we left, i was feeling down at the thought of having to come down again the next day to sort this out. Once again, Oh me of little faith! Within 5 mins of us leaving the airline office, the lady rang us & said we have confirmation for the flight on Friday & if we could come back & collect the acknowledgment slip!! i was so happy – i literally jumped up & down for a few minutes after we collected the slip!!!
God answers prayers – big ones & small ones & medium size ones!!