No two days are the same – that’s for sure. But the joys of each day outweigh the lack of sleep and abundance of soiled diapers. Yesterday Sofia met Dr. Bitzos, her new pediatrician. He tested her reflexes (everything works beautifully), checked her weight (she’s almost back to her birth weight), and took our family history. Dr. Bitzos actually did his medical internship at Edgewater Hospital in Chicago, just a few miles north of the homeless shelter at which I used to work. Small world.

Yesterday I returned to work – although part-part-time. I’ll ease back into a working schedule as Sofi and mom begin to establish a good routine at home. This process will be sped along by the arrival of my mom on Wednesday. We look forward to the help – and the chance just to see family! Today we had our team’s annual year-in-review meeting. It’s a chance for staff, board members, and local volunteers to look back at the year that was, and articulate our ministry vision for the upcoming year. One piece of encouraging news was this: in 2007 one-third of ministry donations to our general fund (not support for individual missionaries, but the “big pot” – money for food, literature, building expenses, etc.) came from Greeks! While this may not seem like a big accomplishment, it is cause to celebrate. When one looks at the size of the Greek church, this is a huge accomplishment – and a marked increase from 2006. Join us in pray that more and more Greeks will invest money, prayers, and time into what God is doing at their doorstep.

A few more pics of Sofi – how could we resist:

What a mom!

Shhhhhhh!


Sofi’s first trip on the subway (she’s in a “snuggler” which straps her onto my torso – some fun!).

5 thoughts on “Step by Step

  1. glad to hear we have some support from our home “church” :) sofia’s adorable, as usual. I (kendra) meant to leave a comment on the last post about that second picture – she looks like brett in that one quite alot, i think :)

    love the posts, guys. na sas zisei ee mikri!

  2. glad to hear we have some support from our home “church” :) sofia’s adorable, as usual. I (kendra) meant to leave a comment on the last post about that second picture – she looks like brett in that one quite alot, i think :)love the posts, guys. na sas zisei ee mikri!

  3. you guys have a blog!!! aw i’m so sorry i never got to say goodbye too you two and to sophia. at least i got to see you three that once tho!!
    hope you guys are well

  4. you guys have a blog!!! aw i’m so sorry i never got to say goodbye too you two and to sophia. at least i got to see you three that once tho!! hope you guys are well

  5. She is more precious than rubies. Love to you guys – and prayers for some good, solid sleep when you’re able to squeeze it in! :)

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