It was a good, full day. We woke up had a late morning full of playdoh & a great breakfast then got ready for the day. The kids worked on mosaic pictures while we waited for our driver to arrive. She took us to the Botanic Gardens in Bogota & they were beautiful, the kids all did really well only 2 timeouts the whole trip & 5 do-overs. Afterwards she took us to a restaurant “Pollo Asado” where we loaded up on chicken, pappas fritas, plantains stuffed with guava & pappas (so very many starches, don´t worry dinner was full of lean meat & veggies) & Colombian soda.
Afterwards we headed home, Darth went down for a nap & the rest of the group watched a pelicula, I made a wrong choice in Rango & within 15 minutes I had 4 kids asking if they could please watch Peter Pan instead (yes its still their favorite). Afterwards we went to the park & then came home for dinner, bathtime & bed.
We are staying busy & that helps fill our time here but my goodness we can´t wait to be home with our family & friends!! Our kids are equally excited about coming home. They are curious about speaking English but if we bring it up without them asking they are not interested. For example the kids were singing in the car on the way to the Gardens this morning & we tried to teach them the song “BINGO”, I thought, “this is right up their alley, they love singing, it´s a lot of repeating & it´s about a dog”…wrong! They all got very quiet & within a minute began to sing a Colombian song about a dog, completely drowned us out, power in numbers & all! That´s okay we´ll get there, there is no rush.
We had a very special moment with our older son tonight, right before bedtime we all pile into the king-size bed that all of the boys sleep in together & read a bible story, afterwards we pray. Tyler prays one line at a time with the children repeating first in Spanish then in English. Tonight Tyle asked our oldest to pray & he did. He prayed the same words his daddy says every night & he did it first in Spanish & then in English. There has been no sweeter sound that I have ever heard than my son speaking to the Lord, the God of the universe, the one who can save his soul. What a privilege God allowed us tonight.
We are waiting in the silence, please keep us in your prayers.
At the dinnermesa,