Friday, November 21, 2014

feeling at home

I have been here for three months, and this last week I got to do a few things that made me feel at home. 
1.   Sunday I was in the capital and attended a completely English speaking church service.  I usually go to a service only in Spanish, so this was a great treat.
2.   On Tuesday I got to go to an American school in the capital.  I spent the morning visiting the elementary classrooms.  A part that I really enjoyed was just relaxing in the school library that afternoon reading magazines in English.
3.    I spent a few days at the apartment of an American friend.  It felt homey and comfortable.  It was a blessing to be able to relax there.
4.   And finally, returning to Xela felt like home, too.  It is funny how just three months in a place makes it feel like the place where I belong.  I was glad to see familiar faces and know where things are. 

2 comments:

1stteacher said...

That is a good feeling, isn't it - to see familiar faces and know where things are.

Hope you have a blessed week.

Don said...

I have only been able to do four one week stints in Xela over the last year or two. Coming back to the school and seeing Rolando's impish grin and abrazos with Nora, Lesvia and Mireya, I feel like they are my family. I keep up with the careers of Luis and Stephanie, I wish I could have the family up to my place in Washington to see the snow in the mountains. If they only knew how much I think of them!