Saturday, June 12, 2010

two weeks

We are still in Costa Rica.
Two weeks from today we leave for Quito and are finally going to be at our destination. While it is a welcome transition - it is after all what we have been aiming at for a few years now - it is also a bit of a scary one. Another adjustment: a new house, a new city, another culture, another set of friends, and the list goes on. Of course we know that God is in control and has got this covered. A faith journey.
We are so blessed that our transition here went so well. We arrived in San Francisco de Dos Rios, Costa Rica almost 10 months ago for language school. It has been so good. Yes, we have learned Spanish (to varying degrees, of course), but we have had adventures (visa run to Panama, for example.....suppose I should have started blogging a long time ago) and seen a lot of new country, made wonderful friends, enjoyed experiencing the culture, began living with less (I highly recommend it.... having lots of stuff is completely over-rated) and were able to have a lot of time together as a family.
Currently I am trying to focus on all of these blessings when thinking of moving again. And when talking through the move with the kids. One little boy that I know, in particular, is having a difficult time. Some days he "just wants to go back to California" and other days he "can't wait to get to Ecuador so that it is only two years until we get to go back to California". Either way, what he believes is home is his focus. We are praying that after two years in Quito he'll be wanting to stay - 'cause that is the plan, but we will see....
Meanwhile, we've started packing. Again.

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