Sunday, July 27, 2014
SO MANY PRAISES
I can officially say that we’ve survived another packing up and are now in Asuncion waiting to fly out tomorrow. I still can’t believe it!
Friday we were blessed to get a good family sorting and packing day with minimal good-bye visitors. We were blessed to be invited to our neighbor’s house for a good-bye dinner that night.
Saturday we were blessed that our team mates, the Floyd’s came to help us pack all day. Jean even brought lunch, plates, cups, etc. so I wouldn’t have to worry about anything. We were blessed that night to be invited to a good-bye diner with friends in San Francisco.
Sunday we were blessed with excellent moving weather (it was originally forecasted to rain). Two sets of team mates plus our team mate’s visitors came to help us. We were blessed that various Paraguayans came to help and sent us off.
We were blessed that the storage shed built behind our team mate’s house 20 minutes away was finished the day before and that it held all our things.
Sunday after everything was moved and we said good-bye to church members and team mates (that was tough!) we headed to the city. We feel blessed to have these three days to rest. Ryan is extremely thankful to get his braces off and Jeff is happy to have his root canal over with. We got a few last minute errands checked off and we were even treated to a wonderful dinner and ice cream by a couple we had just met.
Are we ready to be in the USA for a year? Yes. There are adventures and grandparents waiting for us there.
Will we miss Paraguay? With all our heart. We are leaving behind our team mates who have become family, a culture and people that we have grown to love, and a way of life that seems normal to us.