I know what you are thinking...we got a dog for our kids so they wouldn't miss everyone in Iowa so badly. Well, I am glad to say that you are wrong!! We are taking care of Ridley until he can fly to the Dominican Republic to be with his family. He was supposed to fly out Friday and was en route when the flight was cancelled, so we let him shack up with us. There is now a brand spanking new policy regarding dogs on the flights that will prevent this from becoming a repeat occurance!! But our kids are really enjoying this time. Ridley is a shepherd mix puppy and has stolen the hearts of all the kids! He has held me accountable to go out and run as well, since that is about the only thing that wears him out!! I am thinking I will need to borrow a dog after he leaves to keep me out there running the neighborhood!!
We have really enjoyed having Ridley here and are amazed at how he has brought a new missionary family to know about Agape Flights, then led them to John and Sarah Neisen (Agape's new Field Directors in Santo Domingo) whom they have formed a fast friendship with! Isn't He good at surprises?? Don't you just love His surprises??