Friday 10:00 am: We discover that Dario has been “hiding” his favorite toys and the socks I’ve lent him in the basket that holds the dog treats. That way he doesn’t have to share them with the other kids who come to play.
Friday 12:30 pm: The kids are hungry and lunch isn’t ready yet. They polish off big bowls of granola, another “white person” food they learned to love this week. No raisins, please…yuck.
Friday 2:00 pm: I send both the kiddos to the local store to see if there is any homemade cheese to buy. A few minutes later they RUN back in, throw my money on the counter, and say breathlessly that their mom is back and they’ve gotta go. She ends up coming to our house to eat some lunch since she’s been walking the whole morning with two heavy bags. The kids play with their little brother and tell their mom what they’ve been up to. Her main question is “How did they behave?” Another cultural universal, it seems. We assured her that they were great and we loved having them.
Friday 3:00 pm: There are other people at the door to visit, so we say goodbye to Agustina and her kids, at least for a day or two. I loved the experience, but I’ll admit I’m OK with going back to being a no-child household.
I hope we showed a glimpse of God’s love to Alma and Dario over the last week. Their mother Agustina is about to learn about Christ’s birth as she and Rachel and I work our way through the chronological Bible lessons. Pray for her health, protection, and perspective as we learn the truths from God’s word. Pray for her salvation and that one day soon she would be our sister in Christ. I guess that would make Rachel and I more than pretend aunties.