We are going back to the States for Christmas. Language school will be closed and we will spend our time in Lubbock. I did not say we're going home for Christmas because we are not. Home is our little apartment in Xela where the fireworks wake us up and I look at mountains every day. Where I walk everywhere and can buy a bouquet of flowers (including roses) for about $6.50.
See, we are flying standby and there are 2 windows where the flights look good. If we take the earlier one, we miss out on a week of school and we just really don't want to do that. If we take the second window and miss it, we stay here for Christmas and there's no reason to do that. So, we are shooting for the earlier date and are planning out that week to study Spanish in the states. We're getting 'homework' from our teachers and committing to speak to each other in Spanish and, well, learn more. But we find it funny how much we want to stay. Sure we want to see our family. We miss them and you and everyone else with a dull ache that, honestly, doesn't seem to go away. But God has brought us here and here we are. So here is home.
If you get the time, read Psalm 107 . Verses 8-9 go like this:
8Let them give thanks to the LORD for His lovingkindness,
And for His wonders to the sons of men!
9For He has satisfied the thirsty soul,
And the hungry soul He has filled with what is good.
Isn't God amazing? "He has satisfied the thirsty soul". WOW. How awesome! Praise Him. I mean, He's just good.
So, a week from Monday, Lord willing, we leave home and visit the US. It's weired to say that.
Oh, and by the way, to those who read our blogs...thank you. Your encouragement is deeply appreciated.