As an update to my last post, things have been very calm around here since the night I wrote that (and also emailed some specific friends begging for prayer). I feel rather like I did before Monday. No dramatic solution, no life changes as far as I can tell. Maybe it was your prayers. Maybe it was the insight of a "cultural informant" that I called Tuesday afternoon to hear her perspective on the issue. I am still trying to process this week. I don't want to just forget this in my relief that it isn't carrying the same emotional weight today that it did Monday and Tuesday. I want to learn from this, to work through whatever fears and anxieties brought it bubbling up to the surface, so that I will be less likely to have another volcanic explosion at a less opportune time. We'll see.
Almost the weekend. Mom is coming to visit. Tomorrow we are giving our "life story" in our discussion group. More later on everything we are learning.... very interesting.