Yesterday we headed out to Pal Mar for more shopping for the restaurant and just to check things out. Just before we were leaving a friend of Mike's dropped in with his wife and 2 kids. Steve and Vicky are a very nice couple with a daughter just about Abby's age and a son Noah's age. They insisted that the kids all head up to their place across the street to go swimming. The kids were a bit taken back but couldn't turn down the opportunity to go swimming and meet some new friends. Well, as you would guess the kids became fast friends. They played all morning and then went to the beach with us in the afternoon. Noah's new friend had a few surfboards so they brought them along. Noah went surfing for his first time ever and rode several waves. He had a blast!
Rodrigo came along with D and I to Pal mar for our shopping trip. We got to experience the small town and pick up some flour. We had a great time talking with each other and getting to know our spanish a little better. We had lunch at a small cafe (called a soda) and for the first time in probably 25 or more years I had a Pepsi in a glass bottle! What joy.
The Lord really seems to be giving us small blessings in various ways. I guess the trick is to focus on those good things He provides for us. We miss our friends greatly but there is a comfort in knowing we will be together someday soon. Thank you God for what you have done for us. Your son dying on the cross for our sins is more than enough.