If you have not been able to keep up with my life, that is because I have trouble keeping up with all the things that are happening. Ellen has been in the States since the first week of February, which is much longer than we had planned. She has had knee surgery and shoulder surgery which she is now recovering. They are hoping that she will respond to the physical therapy quickly so she can return in September but they are not sure, so her return date is open. Encompass World Partners has decided to send me to a conference with Ellen in August. That means I get to be with Ellen the for the first time in six long months. Wayne is hoping that Ellen is feeling better by then. At the moment she is dealing with a lot of pain in the recovery process. Our anniversary was in June, so we did not get a chance to celebrate together and to make things more difficult the card Ellen sent me in Brazil never arrived. Pray that this will be a sweet time for the both of us.