It took some juggling and some pretty awesome packing skills on the part of Peter, but we finally figured out how to put in 2 big suitcases, 3 mid-sized suitcases, and numerous bits and pieces into the boot/trunk of the car. For the recuperating patient, we reclined the front passenger seat to the maximum, put a pillow to make the seat as level as possible, and bought a neck cushion for support; as for Hannah and Mum, well…, they were tucked in the back seat amidst a pillow, shoes, backpacks, foodstuff, etc. - and ta daaa… we were more or less ready for the trip back to Ipoh.
We left Kuala Lumpur around 6pm, and it took us about 45mins to get out of the city. We had a pit-stop in Sungai Buloh and enjoyed some burger and fries, before embarking on the drive back to Ipoh. It took us a little more than 2 hours, but we made it. If Daryl could have leapt to his feet and dashed into the house, he would have gladly done so… We could tell he’d just about had it… J As it was, after some tricky manoeuvring out of the car with the help of his father, he shuffled as quickly as he could into the house and made it onto his bed with a great sigh of relief.
So, we made it… Daryl will spend the next 2.5 weeks convalescing. We continue to covet your prayers for his healing. He is still fighting pain in varying degrees here and there, but the progress is ongoing – praise God! We look forward to a quiet family Christmas, remembering the goodness of God in our lives and the precious gift of His Son, Jesus, our Saviour.