|Gerald and Ernie|
Having lived in various places, I am always amazed at how fast life abroad becomes 'normal' to me. Eating new things, enjoying a new climate, understanding a foreign language, doing things differently. One's 'normal' changes quite quickly. What was once my normal is no longer.
|Lori and I|
|Bob and Debbie with Ernie and I|
When I think of all the people and groups that have come to visit us over the years in Nicaragua, Northern Mexico and GDL, we have good memories together. They have a clearer understanding of my life in those places. My folks still talk about visiting me in Nicaragua during Michael's birth. I could never have explained that hospital experience to them - they lived it!
Makes me want to visit all my friends and relatives that live abroad so that I can share in their lives, understand their world. I have alway wanted to go to Australia where I have an Uncle and Aunt with their families. My imaginings of life 'down under' would totally change. I would have loved to visit Ernie's sister and brother-in-law in Germany. And the list goes on and on.
I actually have a deep inside of me dream of visiting Israel to see where my Saviour lived. Oh how that would open my eyes to His life! I see pictures from friends who have gone, I hear stories from those same people, but oh to go and experience it for myself.