On Friday morning timid Hastiyar found himself drawn into an exciting balloon battle in the back garden of the Shevet building in Jerusalem (click the play arrow above). Perhaps it will be one of the memories that stays in his three-year-old mind of this transforming visit to Israel for healing.
Saturday we reached the airport in Amman, Jordan together with two fellow patients and all their mothers for the flight home to Iraq.
By now it seemed all of Hastiyar's fears had dissolved, as if he understood it was all over and he would be home in the arms of his joyful father in a few hours. We're glad to know he will also be in the arms of his heavenly Father, whose love for this little boy has been shown to us all so clearly.