This post will be the ramblings of a lady left alone in GDL for a week! My coworkers have all left. John & Connie are in Canada hugging a new grandbaby! Dallas & Tara and kids are in Chihuahua, visiting friends after attending the IAMUM conference which Ernie also attended. So I have been chilin´in GDL. Here are my rambling thoughts... ...
Yesterday my 'baby' turned 21 and I was miles away. It is during special days like that, that I miss being there. I mostly am okay with being away but on days like yesterday, I miss my boys and being able to celebrate with them. But on the flip side, I am thankful for technology that allows me to call them, and see them during those calls. I am thankful that they occasionally text me, Mike more than Chris, send a picture from their day, etc.
Ana & I out for coffee
God has blessed me (us) with some wonderful friends after just these few short months. This wonderful young lady is a part of John & Connie's cell group and she will be getting married next month. I enjoyed a wonderful evening with her, hearing about her life and her journey. She is but one of the people God has put in my life for whom I am thankful. Relationships and connectedness is why God has us here. She would love it if you would pray for her upcoming wedding and future with Roy.
Why is this here?
I am 'teaching' English twice a week! Anyone who really knows me, knows that this is a stretch. How did I get here? That would totally be Ernie's fault, as when asked he offered me as the student is a 28 year old young lady. Her name is Ana Gabriela and she lives in our coto. Now let's be clear here, just because you speak a language doesn't mean you can explain it or teach it! I have quoted the rule: "i before e except after c" many times in my life. As you notice above, that rule is somewhat nebulous, so as not to say void altogether. Why have a rule is there are tons of exceptions? Anyway, Ernie is usually a stones throw away and he LOVES grammar rules and syntax and the whole language thing. But let me tell you, I shudder every time someone wants me to teach English. I speak the language but I can not explain it! But again, on the flip side of that, Ana Gabriela and I have become good friends; last night she took me out for Tacos😄.
Those are just some of my ramblings... ... next week we will highlight Ernie's trip to Chihuahua where he met with old friends from our years of working there - second tour! Until next week ... ...