Lily's kids

Lily's kids

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Bolivia loving

HERE IN BOLIVIA!!! We got here safe and sound and had no problems at all! I've been super busy with spanish classes, getting to know and love on the kids here, eating Bolivian food (yummy), and sleeping :)

Some of the highlights so far...

-conquering death road and LOVING it! Seriously the most beautiful thing I've ever seen and I didn't want it to end!
-swimming in a river
-looking into my bowl of soup and there being a chicken foot. Complete with claws. And still eating it.
-hanging out with Chuno the dog
-helping kids with their Tarea (homework)
-singing familiar worship songs in Spanish
-the AMAZING food (minus the chicken foot of course)
-doing devotions on top of a mountain
-cold showers in the hot afternoons
-craving chocolate chip cookies and getting them in the same week! YES!!! I crave chocolate here!
-Getting COVERED by tiny bug bites but having melaluca oil that makes them disappear
-cuddling little kids and kissing fuzzy heads
-hearing every little voice call me "Hermana, Hermana!" which is sister in Spanish
-seeing some crazy amazing bugs
-water balloon fights our first week with the boys at Casa and getting nailed multiple times :)
-beauty EVERYWHERE you look. Everywhere are mountains and different colors of green and countless trees and fruit and flowers.
-learning Spanish and laughing at myself when I completely mess things up :)
-listening to hundreds of crickets and birds as I fall asleep and wake up
-warmth. It's so warm here!
-learning how to pray in Spanish

I am so thankful for all your prayers and love! So thankful for where God has me today!


Erin M said...

This is so great to hear!! I'm so glad you are having a great time and learning so much. Praying for you! <3

shirleyrfluharty said...

Sounds like you are having a great time. Look forward to update. Love you Lily

Kristi F. said...

I'm so happy to hear that your first weeks in Bolivia have gone so well. We're praying for you, loving you, missing you, here at home! Keep lovin' on the little ones. Mama