It continues to be a very busy time. Everyone is working extra hours, the volunteers and some of the big kids are doing a sterling job keeping things running smoothly. We have very little time to do followups on emails or make phone calls and work on some bigger projects - but we continue to plod along trying to get through everything :-)
A special thank you to our friends who have done special fundraising in their communities to help TLC. We made it through yet another month end and we are so grateful.
The biggest news this week was that our Beloved Tommy celebrated his 18th Birthday on Sunday. A huge milestone for all of us as we look back and reflect on all the challenges and difficulties Tommy has faced and overcome! We are so blessed to be a part of his life and are so privileged to watch as he becomes the man of his destiny.
Vivienne, her husband Jo and their friends Ruby and Steve did a Potjiekos lunch for us. It was like therapy for everyone - the first bit of relaxed fun we have had in ages.
On Friday I got a great phonecall from the Virologist who sees 6 of our HIV positive children to congratulate us for how well the children are doing on their treatment. They are all undetectable! Which means the virus is so well under control that they cannot count the virus!
It is a great blessing and huge relief - especially since our nutrition has not been 100% given our money troubles. God is Good!
On top of that God has done an extra little miracle for my Mighty boy.
Many of you know that when Mighty came to TLC he was literally on death's door. He had been sent to us from an Hospice and we thought we were going to do terminal care for him.
But he responded so well to the treatment and was soon a delight and a blessing in so many ways and it wasn't too long before he became my 3rd adopted son.
The only health problem that continued to plague Mighty was continual leakage from his ears which had both eardrums perforated due to constant infections before he came to us.
The specialist had told me that there was no remedy for the perforations and that over time Mighty's hearing would deteriorate and he would likely become severely hard of hearing if not deaf over time.
For years now we have been cleaning his ears several times a day and rotating different eardrops to try keep control of the infections and then yesterday ...
the specialist doctor was so happy to inform me that despite all expectations the perforation on Mighty's right eardrum had closed up! What a tremendous blessing. Once again ... God is so Good!
Here is a photo of me and my Mighty boy.