Farewell Rosen!

Yesterday was our final day with Rosen and her father. Home to Kurdistan at last!

As tradition goes, we celebrated Rosen’s new heart and clearance to go home with a farewell party. The theme was “under the sea” (pictured above) with happy faces drawn on each fish decoration; it was fitting given Rosen’s memorable smile.

Farewell parties are interesting here at Shevet Achim because while we are elated that the children can go home, we also know we will miss them very much. Rosen’s adorable smile and sweet spirit will certainly be missed, but we are overjoyed about her renewed health and ability to go back home.

Unlike many cases, Rosen did not need full open heart surgery during her visit; the doctors were able to resolve her needs with a less invasive catherization surgery, in addition to other hospital care. God’s favor is certainly over Rosen’s life and I could not be happier for her.

Psalm 121:7-8 says, “The LORD will keep you from all harm—he will watch over your life; the LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.”

We wish Rosen a happy and healthy future ahead and pray that God’s hand will be over her life for eternity. God has really blessed our community with Rosen and we now look forward to seeing her new heart reach others for many years to come.

Bon voyage, Rosen!

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