There is always a reason

Yes, there is always a reason why things happen.  More often than not we don’t understand the reasons why, and most often we never ever learn the reasons, but sometimes… the reasons stare us in the face and teach us unforgettable lessons. Today I learned an unforgettable lesson… myself and many others. Let me tell …

Do you Discriminate?

Well… do you? I bet you do and you don’t even know it. Even if you are someone who is conscious of what you say and do. Before moving to Central America I don’t recall ever feeling discriminated against. Even with the occasional blond joke, I felt very comfortable in my culture. However upon moving …

What do you think about at night?

I realize that this could be a very loaded question. And I also realize that all answers will vary. Tonight while playing Red 11’s with my parents we experienced a 4.8 earthquake. It started out slow and small and then at one point the china in the cupboards was jumping, my father was telling my …

I really am a Missionary!!

It’s true. I have photos to prove it. Ok.. not on my actual person but I can get them. I would like to present into evidence the following list: (This is what I did in the last two days) Got lost four times while driving to the place I was to meet our team. (Ok …

Ahh Family!!

Our niece is here!! We love her. She is the cutest ever! It’s been awhile since we have spent time with her and we are loving every minute of it. She asks a lot of questions. She laughs all the time. She asks me to braid her hair… I love that. She brought 6 pairs …

Weapons of Mass Destruction

This is WAR!! I mean it… I have declared war… against these darn piojitos (LICE) The number one rule of war is KNOW YOUR ENEMY, so I have been doing my research. 1.  Anyone can get LICE… they especially like clean hair. 2.  Lice lay about 20o eggs in a lifespan. 3.  They cannot jump …

Baa baa black sheep

Baa Baa black sheep Have you any wool? Yes sir, yes sir, Three bags full. One for my master, one for my dame, one for the little boy who lives down the lane. Baa baa black sheep Have you any wool? Yes sir, yes sir, Three bags full. This catchy little tune filled our truck …

One year ago…

Exactly one year ago tonight I was sitting in a chair with Sophia curled up on my lap.  Our laptop was sitting on a stack of rubbermaid containers and we were snuggling after a long day of travel.  It was our first night as a family in El Salvador. As we were enjoying an episode …