These connections and conversations have often made me think how much we need each other. I’ve been deeply wounded by many a person in my life (distant and not so distant past) and have a hard time trusting others because of it. Yet I can love fully when someone opens up and shares their story with me. It’s a way of saying, “I trust you with part of me”.
I miss kinships at home but I’m hoping that when I return, I will open up more and trust again without the fear of being wounded. To let people into my story and feel safe and trust again.
Friends are a good thing - even if hard to find and keep. We need each other. We can't receive if we are holding back. I know because I did it for too long. Be wise in who you trust, but not too careful.
We stayed the week with our friend Rebecka and visited The Alamo a few days before Christmas.
You are not allowed to take photos inside and there is not a lot to show from the outside.
Here are 2 I found online, one of the inside and an entrance photo without pedestrians. It's right in the middle of the city, so it is always crowded. I'm not even sure how this photographer managed to get this photo, but I'm thankful!
I kept feeling like I was in the pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland - and loved it!
Our friend Rebecka works for the Air Force and is stationed in San Antonio. She was not able to go home for Christmas this year...so God met both of our needs - Friends to celebrate with!
It was a wonderful week celebrated with Christmas movies, cinnamon rolls, the making of gingerbread houses and crazy games with all her Air Force buddies after a traditional Italian Christmas dinner.
The girls received several outfits for their dolls, new jammies, shirts and some "toys" to suit their interests and ages.
The girls are doing well with their school work and I love that journaling is part of their writing. One day they will look back and remember all we did this year!
Your prayers are appreciated for our safety and wisdom as Josh makes connections to help support our financial needs.