It’s been awhile since I last blogged. This is partly because we were away without computers for those five days and partly because things have been really busy lately. We’ve had a full house for about two weeks and it looks like it will continue this way for some time! More on that later.
Time for a quick catch up. We enjoyed our time in Huixoc and Huehuetenango with our dear friend, Dr. Ellen Coburn. It was great to meet the people of the village, to interact with the children and to get a feel for life there. We’d gone with fleece jackets and down vests, expecting the weather to be cooler in the mountains. Far from it! It was even hotter than Antigua! I had some insights about what we observed about the coffee fincas and the life of the pickers, while there. I shared those on the Lucy Bamboletta Blog. Greg is working on a blog about some of his thoughts and experiences while away.
On Tuesday, Denis (board member and Dad) met with the owner of the Chimaltenango land. They met at a Mexican restaurant halfway between El Paso and Odessa, Texas. They had a great meeting and we are feeling very encouraged to move forward. Because this is a public blog, I am reluctant to share some of the challenges we’ve endured, but there have been a few! I am pleased to say all is good now and we’re excitedly moving ahead!
After that encouraging meeting with the owner of the land, my mom and dad have decided to come to Guatemala next week! They are currently on a six week road trip through the United States and have decided to make Central America a part of their adventures! Dad figures that a visit to the land and Guatemala is in order as an enthusiastic board member. Quite honestly, I have never really pictured them in Guatemala. I am absolutely thrilled! Maybe we’ll have to invite him to write a blog while here. Might be an interesting new perspective for all of us!
Today is Good Friday and Antigua is full of life! Most people spent all last night up and wandering the streets observing the creating of more carpets and processions. We’d hoped to do the same but I’ve been a bit out of it with a sore throat and after helping with another street carpet with our families below, we fell into bed exhausted at midnight. Greg and I were up and out at about 7:30 this morning and Ellen is now out exploring. Another carpet making adventure tonight, plus many more processions throughout the weekend.
We are feeling uplifted and encouraged by life’s gifts.
love to all!