Saturday, June 12, 2010

Pues..im sorry i havent posted in a while. It`s been a little over a week now but it feels like ive been here forever.. in a good way. I think all the running around and going 100% is catching up a bit so yesterday and today ive been taking it easy-hanging out upstairs with the girls..drawing..watching peter pan:) I'm a little out of it right now so forgive my rambling. There is so much to write about. So many conversations and encouraging things that have happened just recently. It's still hard for me at times to communicate 100% fluently but recently the kids have kept asking the same questions.. 1-why am i here 2- what do i want to do with my life 3-and why do i have arthritis. Even some of the 11-14 year old boys have been asking me this all week and it's been cool being able to share with them. There has also been more spend the night times with the girls. Last night i was about to get on the computer to update the blog.. but one of the girls asked us to sleep with them upstairs .. so we went. we slept on the floor. straight up. At first i didnt think i would get sore or cold but ... i did :) the waking up every hour..the bug bites.. the 'freezing' night..... all that was worth it because i got to talk to 2 of the girls especially. They like for me to tell them stories so i was telling them about a vacacion i remember having in France. After the story one of the girls just started talking all about her past... then the other one did. I knew that God was using this time I had with the girls for me to open to them too and to encouage them. It's hard for me to say to 11 and 13 year old girls who have been through what they have 'God uses our struggles to teach us more about Him and His love'.. and 'we wouldnt have learned to.. forgive..or trust God.. if we hadnt gone through those things.' But I believe that the Lord is working in the lives of these kids. They are growing up in a safe place and are constantle surrounded by people and staff that love them. But please pray for these kids. the older ones especially.. that the Lord will change them and that they can lead the younger ones.        (ok so if you havent noticed i dont know how to put commas on this key board nor how to start new paragraphs... so bear with me)    What I just shared seemed like only one day. and you might be wondering what in the world I am doing here..especially right now when there is not team. But so far every day has been different. I have been cutting hair..hanging out with the interns having spend the night parties..  movie nights with the girls (which includes amazing mexican coke and many cookies). .. Ive been eating with the kids.. waking up early to help with  breakfast.. cleaning dishes.. doing laundry..-yesterday I had to go with one of the directors that deals with the interns. I was actually freaking out a little bit because the night before all she said was that we had to go to the office of imigracion to sign papers and stuff..... so i was thinking 'ok im getting deported or something because my papers arent in order.' well it's not that at all :) Nothing really happens the 'easy way' here in mexico (in my eyes) ... so this was more like a trip. -going from offices to offices.. then we ended up staying at one big acapulco business office to watch the world cup Mexico vs SouthAfrica =random ?  So once we had everything we needed we finally went to the office.... but .... it had closed 5 minutes before. So that was interesting :) To me being away from the Casa is way more tiring than staying all day with the kids. Even being in a car can be draining. But again.. the Lord used that time that i had with the director Melissa (who isnt that much older than me) and we got to know eachother alot better. She is an amazing person and has been doing a fantastic job taking over the position of Myrtille (although no one can quite replace her:)    I guess that's all for now. Thank yall again for yalls support of casa hogar and these kids.

4 comments:

John said...

Beka, Thanks for the updates. I know those keyboards are tricky - and you can't always punctuate - that's OK! I just enjoyed being in the air conditioning while I was typing. Get some rest! Take care of yourself. John Earley

Linda said...

Beka, sleeping on the floor? Yuck! At least bring your mattress to their room and use blankets and stuff...otherwise you'll end up back aching, bug bitten, infected bites....remember the first year. Okay, I'll stop acting like your mother or something....oh wait.... I AM YOUR MOTHER !!!!

Love you !

Mary Nash said...

I really can't tell if you got my first communication. So here goes again... I am so proud of you ,dear one, for your obedience to the Lord's call. You are exhibiting the sacrificial love of your Savior!! I am grateful that you are taking R&R when you need it though. That is wise!! We don't want you to wear out!! I love you, sweetie.--Mary Nash

Katelyn said...

I. Love. You. Take care of yourself. Don't get some Mexican bora bora bug/skin disease, but I'll still love you if you do. I have sooo much to tell you. Can't wait to see you in December hopefully. Take some pics of the kids if possible, I definitely want to see. besos.

K