So, it has been one month today that we arrived in beautiful Roatan, Honduras. It has not been the easiest few weeks but we are all still accounted for!
I have actually struggled with writing the blog, haven't felt interested or moved to do so. Not sure why since I absolutely love to write and communicate with others that are interested in our story...however, I think I became so wrapped up in trying to be this mom that could withstand any all circumstances and bounce right back, that I got a little side tracked and quite frankly was feeling like a failure. So sad the pressure that moms put on themselves. Anyway, after coming to terms with myself and giving it over to God, I have realized that it is okay to make alterations to our everyday life and that we do not exist because of a schedule instead we exist to fulfill that purpose that HE put in our hearts, to love our husband and kids!
After much discussion and my feeling like a failure, we decided to put Anna in bilingual school. She had a bit of time dealing with yet another change but she is amazing and doing really well and enjoying herself. She sang in the talent show with a new friend, Marianna. She ended up spending the night with us and setting up church and going with us on Sunday. So fun to expose kids to what life can be like with a loving group of Christian friends/family.
Anna is thinking about playing on the baseball team. They have a co-ed team and no softball, just baseball. We will see after she attends a practice if she sticks to it. She is also thinking about doing some TaeKwanDo with her friend, Marianna. They don't have anything sports related for Wiley's age group, so he is thinking about taking some Steel Pan drum classes. Hopefully the futbol (soccer) league that Trey is working on will happen soon; my kids are all dying to play soccer again, for sure.
We are getting ready for the first outreach opportunity that Trey and I have organized for the rChurch. We will be painting some classrooms at the school that Anna attends as well as the colorful fence that surrounds the school. Definitely hoping to get the kids involved and use this as an opportunity to have a positive impact on kids that we wouldn't otherwise get the chance to do so with. We will be doing monthly or every other month community outreach projects and alternating with fellowship programs. So excited to start to see some of the fruits!
Trey is working weekly with Living Water for Roatan and helping Henry prepare for the first short team mission team to arrive the next week or so. They will be finishing up a storage building and some other construction related items as well as doing some discipleship within the colonia. The second week of March, the universities that are spearheading the water treatment facility in the colonia will be in for a couple of weeks to meet with locals and get the ball rolling. Trey will play a big role in those meetings. He is very excited to see that all the meetings in the past are now coming to a point in which we will now see something begin to take more shape.
That is all for now, btw our internet connection is awful, so I usually always end up having to wait until the evening when not as many people are online...which means I am soooo tired at that point. Please pray for plenty of energy for me to get through each day and evening after being awoken several times each night by a different child. I know that one day I will miss the pitter patter of feet in the night.