Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Goodbyes, Hellos, and Life

Goodbyes-  So today we said goodbye to the "Smith" (or Weaver) family.  It'll be odd not having them around anymore, parts of our family always seemed to be doing something with parts of their family!  Anyways, we had a final goodbye dinner for them last night, lots of steak and shrimp to go around.  Later we finished off our left over fireworks, at least they left with a bang!!  I know we'll all miss their family, but at least there's Facebook to stay up to date with! 

Hellos-  This morning we went to a school/feeding center, Operation Rescue, to help serve breakfast.  Usually we get there in time to meet about 90 of the kids that come off of the bus, but our driver (my father...) missed the turn, oops!  Many of these kids come from the dump and the streets of Guatemala City and their stories are extremely heartbreaking!  For some of these children, the breakfast that they get at OR may be the only food they get for the day.  This is our third time going and some of the kids are starting to recognize and greet us now, which is a lot of fun!!  I always look forward to helping out there, even if it means being on the road by 5:45!!!

Everyone is thrilled about pancakes!!
Life-  Our container arrived on Sunday morning, we were there around 6 to unload it and by 7:30, everyone was back home and getting showered!  We have done one delivery of boxes, etc., from this container to several places already, and I think we will try to deliver some more out here soon.  ORI's Guatemala warehouse is quite full right now and I know there will be homes that are happy for some "stuff"!!  It's been quite cold and rainy recently so we've had a fire going just about every day.  Otherwise life is pretty normal, if there is such a thing here in Guate!!  = )

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Something New

I've been thinking about starting a blog for a while now, so I decided to just go ahead and do it!  I'm not sure how it will work out, this is pretty much a practice run for right now.  I may update once a week, every few days, or once a month; who knows?  Please feel free to comment on any posts, actually, it would be fun to see who is actually reading my posts! 

A few bits of recent news here.  This afternoon we had a going away party for the Smith's (Weavers) at Oscar's house.  It's going to be odd not having them around!

For those of you that didn't hear, Isabella went to live with her mom.  It's different walking into the baby house and not having her there now!  It's so hard to see all these kids coming and leaving all the time.  I try my hardest not to get too attached to them, but it's impossible not to!!  Anyways, I'll miss you Isabella!!!

On another note, our container is supposed to be coming tomorrow morning at 6 AM, we're hoping to have it unloaded in time to get to church.  It has happened that we arrive to unload the containers and the container doesn't get there till a few hours later!  Hopefully that's not the case for this one!

That about sums up my life in a nutshell right now.  Hope those in the states are enjoying fall and those here in Guate are staying dry!!!