Tuesday, February 17, 2009

mentirosa

yep. thats me.

well, internet access is really a relative term. as in not really available. at all. and then there was the computer crash incident of this morning as i attempted to download obamas speech for an english class plan tomorrow. sometimes i forget im in nicaragua and get upset, and then i get over it.

some simple joys lately

- always having enough. be it a teeny ounce of energy to finish a plan, 5 minutes more that help me be on time, one last piece of chocolate, that last 20 cord bill that meets my needs, and always the grace to make it through.
- appreciating the cool climate that greets me after a sweaty dusty day in managua
- being called prof sara by people i dont know
- limonada con soda. absolutely refreshing
- people that go out of their way to help me and appreciation when i do the same
- someone who is constantly thinking of me and supporting me wherever i am, no matter how tired or busy he is
- a new bed
- some fantastic books involving an asian background...distant land of my father, memoirs of a geisha
- the numerous beautiful eyes that smile up at me as i pass by them at my school
- the fine frenzy
- a well-timed word from the Word
- hope of something bigger than myself
- knowing my path is already known and secure, even though there may be moments when it doesnt feel like either of those things
- simple kindness

my days are running together with the simple thread of teaching, and im exhausted. but i dont feel despair or crushed...i know this is part of the path. its like an invigorating mountain climb that you get lost on, but always knowing you were meant to reach the peak, and that you will, eventually.

4 comments:

Sara said...

I am so proud of you.
And miss you like crazy.

p.s. I went on another chilly walk this Valentine's Day and couldn't stop laughing at our infamous debacle one year (ONE YEAR?!) ago...ohhh the memories. :)

luke said...

debacle one year ago!!! you all had dinner with me and friends--and that was a debacle!!! i'm crushed!

and i can't believe my letter hasn't gotten there yet! it better hurry itself up i sent that quite awhile ago!

Sarah said...

haha...no hombre, it was the ridiculous walk we took to walgreens to buy a nasty chococrisp fish and taking pictures of us playing with it to send to steph :) of course you arent a debacle luke :)

Sara said...

hahahaha...I believe the hilariously hideous fish said..."You're a REEL catch."

So obviously we were SOLD!

Also, if you will recall, Walgreens was not our destination...the quaint coffee shop was our motivation. And then a big fat CLOSED sign hung from the dusty window. Freaking GREAT!