Where to start, dear readers…
Life is daily: Ale and Jojo are loving school/daycare. They love being with other children…and each other! They greet one another almost every day with a smile and a hug. It’s just a question of who will wake up the other sis!
Victor is growing his clientele, and has a job or two each day. He’s also learning who the good customers are–and who he should stay away from! There’s been a couple times he has needed some help, and eventually I see him growing this into a crew. We are saving for a little work truck to increase his work area, and hopefully we will register him soon with the government in order to give receipts for tax purposes.
And I am still learning and struggling as a literacy coach! There’s so much to learn and sometimes it is a bit disconcerting. I feel so dumb and at the same time, it is incredibly empowering! Learning what you don’t know and teaching it to others is a pretty cool thing! I miss being in the classroom, and I would love to be back with kids someday. I also really want to try out the things I learn!
We are planning a trip home this summer for the first time in two years, and I look forward to seeing my friends and family! It’s strange and a little scary: the longer you are away from home, the easier it gets to be away from home…
We are excited for the weekend and family time/adventures. (Although to be honest a trip to Starbucks is an “adventure” for us!) We were FINALLY able to visit Parras, the magical pueblo with the oldest wineries in the Americas! We also took off for a day trip to a local dam/river. The water in the river was deep enough to allow us to wade and swim. Jojo, ever the tremenda, walked straight into the river and plopped down on her bottom to play! Ale is getting confident in her puddle-jumper, but is still rather cautious.
My little family looks forward to the years to come with great anticipation. The current political climate in the United States isn’t something we wish to return to anytime soon. We are exploring our options and thinking about what will be best for us–and where we might be able to go while the girls are still young and rootless. I am not being coy, by hinting of adventures without telling exactly what they are–we truly don’t know what they are! More than anything, we want to be in a place where we can be helpful for God’s work, be secure financially (Mama still has school loans…), and hopefully learn a new language! On the other hand, if it doesn’t work out and we stay here for another few years, we are okay with that too!
We will see what God has in store for us–and we know we have to approach each day new and open to opportunities!