As we approach the finish line as they say, I’ve decided that I will re-dedicate some of my time to blogging. Obviously, I’ve done a poor job of consistently updating our blog, but I will try the last couple months that we are here.
We’ve had ups and downs just like any other part of life that we or anyone else has been involved in. We've missed family and friends, had some difficulty adjusting to a life without cold drinks, blazer games, consistent electricity, water, and internet, and living seemingly bazillion miles from civilization (even though it's only about 9 miles). We've had our fair share of beans, rice, tortillas, mosquito bites, sleepless nights, arguments, problems with the students, etc.
All that said we have really enjoyed the "ups" as well. We have met some amazing people - Hondurans and gringos. The struggling, but prevailing lives that ours do not compare and others whose lives have been committed to serving the poor, the parent-less, the widow or single mothers. Lives that, again, we don't feel like we can compare ours to.
We've been here for 7 months now and really feel like we are doing good, and still have a heart to serve those at Leadership Center and in Honduras. With our affiliation to the school, we will be serving young Hondurans for a long time to come.
Even though a couple months away, going back to the states seems like such a weird thing right now. Heck we don't even know when we'll be headed back, but we are excited and weirded out at the same time. After being in a place so long (well, it seems like forever), you begin to feel at home. And seeing the poverty that we've seen first hand can make going back to the states (or any "wealthy" country for that matter) a weird and even difficult thing. Our lives are changed from the experience here.
Thank you for your thoughts, your support, and your prayers. We are truly thankful for all who've made this trip possible and above all else, thank God for our lives and the opportunity to be able to serve others. I'm making it sound like this is my closing email, which it isn't, but feels like it for some reason...anyway more to come!
Look forward to seeing you mom and lish!