So, I told her that the only day that would work for me was Tuesday, for Mondays are our family days, we have church on Wednesday, and Thursday nights and have to leave at 3:30 for those services, and Fridays and Saturdays I'm getting ready for Sundays...baking my 100 cookies, ironing all of my clean laundry, etc. Also, as a wife and Mommy of 3, school and piano teacher, and pastor's wife... I HAVE TONS in life to do, and can't just spend hours sitting down visiting.
~Neyla and I~
She came last week and stayed 5 hours, and we had a good visit. She told me that when she first SAW ME...she wanted to ask me if she could practice her English with me...but it took her 11 months to get up her nerve to ask me. =) She told me that when I said "YES"...SHE WAS VERY HAPPY AND EXCITED!! She knows her English in her head...but needs to practice speaking it. She is a single girl (that lives with a man), and her parents died when she was young. I was excited for she had mentioned that she wanted to learn how to make cookies, for that would give us something to do, while we practiced our English. But when she got here, I found out that she has problems with her sugar so cannot eat fruits, cookies, breads, pastas, very much meat, etc. Poor lady! Sooo...last week I mentioned to her that I'd be interested in learning some Colombian soup recipes...MINUS THE STRANGE MEATS (cow and chicken feet, cow gut, etc!)...for we Gringos don't eat that kind of meat. =) She is to come again TODAY, with a recipe...please pray that we will have a profitable time together...and please pray that I can touch her life for Jesus.
(An update on my parents packing...God is helping. As their kids, we would LOVE To be helping them...but we all live so far away, and cannot just fly home when we want...so we have been asking God to send them some help! We got a nice email last night saying that God had sent a lot of their dear church people to help them load the truck and they are 3/4 of the way done, and will work again on Tuesday, TODAY. PRAISE GOD! That means a lot to my heart! Please keep them in your prayers. Not that they are old...but they aren't getting any younger...and packing and moving is HARD ON EVEN A YOUNG PERSON!! Thanks! And Praise the Lord, I'm feeling better! =)