Oh, what do you do in the winter time, when Costa Rica is green?
Do you swim in a pool, to keep yourself cool,
or go to the beach and play?
NO! We go to three hours of Spanish speaking church.
Can we saying BORING!!
Yes, I admit, this is a bit of a negative perspective. But please, don’t get me wrong, we LOVE IT HERE! And if we moved here, we would do EVERYTHING we could to learn the language, interact with the members, go to activities, etc. But we don’t live here and we are just visitors going to church, for 3 Sundays, and listening to nothing but Spanish for 3 hours in a row.
It can get a bit boring, OKAY, A LOT BORING!
So, what do you do??? You COLOR on your iphone and ipads with your kids.
Check out our art work.
|Adam in the Garden of Eden – Wendi colored|
|Noah’s Ark – G colored|
|David and Goliath – G colored|
|Naomi and Ruth – G colored|
|Joseph and the coat of many colors – G colored|
|Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego – Wendi colored|
|Jonah and the Big Fish – Wendi colored|
I told the kids, that if they were good at church and went to their classes (all Spanish speaking) that they could have a homemade fruit snack when we got home. They bought it! Even L went to nursery all by herself. It was a great day for the kids. 2 Sundays down, 1 to go.
|K and L loved them, E not so much. G not at all.|
|But G wanted to be in the picture anyway.|
Well, this is an end to another WONDERFUL day! I do have to say that even though church was SUPER BORING, it did make me appreciate all the MANY lessons I HAVE HEARD in English but also made me think, do I really listen? It made me realize that I DO LOVE IT HERE and WISH I could live here everyday. But until that wish/dream comes true, I want to live my best life in Utah. I want to appreciate and enjoy people speaking to me and I GET to understand them. I want to enjoy that I have SO MANY FRIENDS but so little time to spend with them, but that is okay! At least I have friends and at least I get to see them when I can.
I want to enjoy the fact that I GET to live in a house of my own and that I don’t share a wall with anyone next door. And that we can be as loud as we want without worrying about the neighbors hearing. I want to enjoy the fact that I have the best neighbors in the world, the best family in the world and the best friends a girl could wish for. I want to be happy today and not hold my breath for what tomorrow may bring. I want to be Wendi and accept Wendi for who she is today, who she is striving to be tomorrow and who she will become in the end. I know I will be delightfully surprised.
So, from one girl who is pulled out of her “Utah bubble” for a month, take it from her, you have a GOOD LIFE – FIND THE JOY IN IT, it is right in front of your face.
All my love ~ Wendi