Sat down tonight and started talking about the fact that life is not always easy and how we respond is just as important as what happened. In Honduras life just... happens, and many times life might 'appear difficult' only to lead you to deeper gratitude, renewal of a desire to serve, and ultimately trusting that God is in control (because we know we are not).
Below are the boys responses to the question 'what has been the most difficult thing for you so far?'
By the Boys...
The most difficult thing for me so far was helping to do the lighting in the kitchen. It was really hard but I worked for my Dad's company last Summer and was able to put some of what I learned there to work here. It was pretty cool.
The most difficult thing for me so far was visiting the community where we gave out the food. It was really hard to witness first hand that level of poverty. But it was really an amazing experience.
The most difficult thing for me so far was just trying to serve while adapting to change in climate, culture, and food.
The most difficult thing for me so far was chewing the Iguana eggs. The inside wasn't bad, it tasted like a regular egg but it was really chewy on the outside.
The most difficult thing for me so far was how hot it was when we were working on and painting in the kitchen. I got paint all over my pants and couldn't stop sweating.
The most difficult thing for me so far was learning the hard way that you should put on sunscreen more than once when you are in the Caribbean. And then Emmanuel, the 16 month old, gave me a good slap on it, ouch! (Don't worry Mom, I'm ok).
The most difficult thing for me so far has really just been missing my daughters back home. This has been the longest we've ever been apart.
Stay tuned for our next post....
When the GIRLS will answer the same question..."What has been the most difficult thing for you so far?