After a short stay with pastor Michel and Mary-Ellen, the family moved into the home of Mark and Sue while we waited for the lease on their townhouse to begin. This was a month of medical appointments, setting up finances and getting the kids started at school. It was a busy and sometimes challenging time as we learned to communicate with one another and worked to coordinate the many rides needed to and from appointments and school. Yet through it all we couldn’t be more impressed by the family’s sweetness, flexibility and willingness to work with us as we help to settle them.
We are becoming friends! The men have been invited as ‘friends’ on the father’s Facebook page and been given a glimpse into this man’s sense of humour and perspective in the midst of transition. He and Keith have been learning the bus system together as he heads to American Sign Language classes and Keith now gets a happy face emoji via text signalling that the trip was a success! Practical jokes have been played, communication blunders laughed about and warm thanks have been expressed.