The extended process of getting back to Arequipa (1 am Monday morning through 6 pm Tuesday night) turned out to be a gift to me. I think space between Buenos Aires and Arequipa gave me time to process what was going on and adjust a little more to Peru. By the time we arrived at our house last night, we were happy to be ¨home¨and truly thrilled to see all the ¨family.¨ Our abuelita apparently had been asking for days when her ¨nietos¨(grandkids) were coming home and greeted us with her usual laughs and hugs.
Lula (the housekeeper that doesn´t live with us) and her daughter Andrea were also there and had lots of stories to tell us. Please pray for them as they are going through a very very difficult time right now- broken family, scary financial situation, fear. Pray that they would find comfort in the Lord and support from all the people that love them, including us. Last night I just didn´t have anything to offer but a long hug. What can I say to those who are truly suffering?
Thanks for your support and prayers. We need you.