We did it!…well…rather…
GOD did it!
HE made it all possible.
HE cleared the path.
HE provided for every need we had (which included Mennonite ice-cream more times than I care to acknowledge).
HE gave us strength and endurance.
HE gave us rest.
HE blessed our relationships. HE healed our broken moments. HE took us to Honduras and brought us home safely.
HE did it! HE did it all!
After an amazing 7 weeks, we landed back on U.S. soil with 7, fully intact, Darkes. Other than needing some Cipro after we got home, I think we are good! (Oh, the irony!) We are even past the 4 day Dengue Fever incubation period. Yahoo!
God is Good!
And, before going much further, I’d like to say thank you to all of you who have read about our crazy adventure, helped get us there, and prayed for and encouraged us throughout our entire time in Honduras! We are forever grateful!
I find it quite humorous that I even attempted to blog because 1.) I loathe writing and 2.) I loathe computers, internet “glitches”, and “delete all” keys situated too closely to “return” keys (from my perspective, at least). I just didn’t see how blogging could be therapeutic for me in any way.
However, I truly felt it was important to share about this incredible place in a far away land and you all gave me such a great encouragement to keep on writing. So, from the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU! 🙂
By the way, thank you person in Madagascar for reading this! Who are you and what are you doing there? Probably something very cool. Please reveal yourself and we can be far away friends too.
The Wrap Up
Our trip was AMAZING. It was all we had hoped for and more. I now know my “Honduran Family” and understand the “flow” at La Providencia a bit more. They are
We also had the extreme privilege of meeting many more incredible people while we were there. God’s world is so BIG and so BEAUTIFUL!
The other “hope” we had for the summer was great bonding within our own nuclear family. I’d have to say that about 99% of our bumps and bruises that we incurred in Honduras were self/family-inflicted wounds. The good news is that we worked/screamed through it and I think we came out stronger, closer, and probably more deaf by the end of it. 🙂
We created memories for a lifetime and have something so dear to our hearts to always be able to draw from in the future. What a priceless gift!
The last couple of weeks we tried to “wind” down and do some “LASTS“.
Last dinners with friends.
Last recesses and lunches with the kids at La Providencia.
Last time to church.
Last time to have coffee and smile with Ana.
Last time for Drew to mix concrete with Tomas, Josue, or Alfredo.
Last soccer games.
Last trip to Mennonite ice cream.
And so on and so forth.
They were full days. They were beautiful days.
And, they were actually somewhat emotional for the “emotionally challenged” person that I am.
I truly fell in love with these people.
Darn it! I just made myself tear up again. It’s crazy! I will take this as a great sign from God that 1.) I am human after all, and 2.) God did a great work in all of our hearts this summer.
We will sorely miss our Honduran family and friends, but we all know that the relationships continue and when God sees fit to bring us together again, He will do just that!
Plus, I’m quite motivated to continue “Espanoling” so that my relationships can go deeper with my senoritas. Rosetta Stone here I come.
Oh, and by the way, I do have a couple more blogs that I didn’t have a chance to write on yet. I’ll add them when I can. At the very least, there will be one on Drew’s and my amazing excursion to Copan (the ancient Mayan Ruins) with Katherine the Great and Marvelous Megan. And I’m hoping to also write one on the wonderful world of coffee and drinking responsibly. 🙂 Stay tuned!
Until then…. Hasta Luego my friends!
Now, how about some more “Adios’ ” to close out with? So fun!
(for the record… this is NOT an exhaustive list!)
And… the last one for now…
Well, maybe not.
Ok, for real this time…Adios Honduras!