Monday, September 17, 2012

Living in Yanapamba

I wonder how many people are out there that are like Rachel and I were 3 years ago.  I was no longer invested in my job and life in the US.   I was ready for a life change.  Rachel and I weren't together yet.  She knew she needed a change too.  She had considered Alaska at one time.  How we ever ended up together in this piece of real estate called Ecuador I'll never know, but God does.  Now our life has taken on the permanency that goes with brick and mortar.  We are home.  We are nesting. 

Rachel is in the states on one of her family visit missions.  Mom and Dad are 92 so every visit counts from now on.  Those grandkids are little marvels of growth and changes in maturity.  Then there's the kids (in their 30's) that are making their way through life, just as we did.  I'm not sure I'd want to do that again.  We're just taking it one day at a time here in Ecuador now.  She's not with me physically at this moment but she's here sure enough.  She walks with me through our home.  She looks up at Cotacachi with me in the morning.  She pets our adopted dog Daisy as sure as I do.  I dance with her in our kitchen.  We promised each other we'd do that while she's gone. 

When Rachel returns we'll resume our life together.  We'll take our bus adventures.  We'll continue to make our nest a little more comfortable.  We'll thank God for this life we have together, our health, our families and friends.