Tuesday, April 22, 2008


Goodbyes: This week is the beginning of goodbyes. Many of our friends are leaving. It's been heartbreaking knowing we won't see them again, this side of heaven, but feel blessed for having known them for as long as we did. We know that God has placed each of these families where He wants them to be, and for this we are grateful. Missionary life is filled with hellos and goodbyes all the time. No sooner do you make friends then they are leaving, or you are! So - as difficult as this is, it is a life that God chose for us and we must become accustomed to.

Hellos: Mike's parents and his sister and brother-in-law are coming next week! We are priviledge to be able to spend some time with them showing them the sights of Costa Rica. What a pleasure it will be to be able to show them many of the sights we have come to love - the volcanos, waterfalls, coast, etc.

School: This is our last week of school, and are excited to be done. Madison has a 2 week break at the end of this week as well. She is very happy for that. This is a difficult time in any kids life - being a pre-teen, or in many of the cases of her Tico schoolmates in her grade, the teen years. With that comes many trials that many may remember, or that some are experiencing with their own kids. It is no different here - but it is compounded by the fact that her friends here are only temporary, and that all of them are going through stressful changes in their lives. Please pray for Madison in these final 2 months of school.

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