Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Beyond Words

   I am beyond words today...a hard few weeks of some major family issues have left my writing skills sapped of any creativity.
   I have always said that no matter how hard my days are, I would never trade one of them for a day in the lives of the women we assist in Guatemala. Recent events left me feeling like I might just prefer to walk up some of the northern Guatemalan mountain paths that I am familiar with and curl up at the hearth of one of our FFF mom's near their donated stoves. Even without  electricity, a bed, inadequate food, and lack of health care--for the first time ever it sounds better to exist in Guatemala than my last few weeks here in America. I need the soul and spiritual connection to the women we assist in northern Guatemala. Being wrapped in their concern, and intrinsic emotional warmth would be the perfect tonic.
  So instead of words, I'm offering photos of some of the joyful moments during our recent home visits we did with our FFF moms in October. Thinking back on this trip has sustained me.

Hand made gift from Catarina

Seeing the Mayan Blessing of our newest FFF donated house

Ladies, myself (in pink) and Roland in back of pickup
Testing for reading glasses donation

Snatching stickers from Desi 

Visiting with my new Godchild

Watching my daughter buy baby chicks for an FFF mom

 Seeing the joy on Jo's face when she met Juana's baby