Sunday, January 3, 2016

Up and Running Again!!

OK, the holidays came and went!  Some days were better than others but we all survived!

My flight home was delayed 3.5 hours, when I left Guatemala.  Needless to say, I missed my connecting flight in Houston.  The airline was nice enough to put me in a hotel for the night but all of my luggage was sent on. Therefore, I have a new Houston shirt to wear :)

My parents had to make two trips to Charlotte but I know they say that it is OK :)

This is my family on Christmas Eve.  From left to right is Mike, my brother.  He is a fireman and works for the NC Fire Service.  Angie is his wife and she works in real estate. Paige, is their daughter and has a new baby of 11 months. Then there is my mom, Ginny who is holding Mackenzie........and then my dad, Jack.  I am very thankful for my family and it was good to share time with them.

This year, we did things a little different and it worked well.  Usually, South Fork Church of Christ has a dinner and I share stories and photos of the work here in Guatemala.  This year, they asked if I would do it on a Sunday morning, after worship.  It went well and we counted a little over 85 people.  We had a few people from Charlotte and Lenoir and it was good to see them. It was also good to see Rachael and Vanessa from the hospital.  I had not seen them in almost 10 years :)

South Fork continues to look for a minister so please remember them in your prayers.

The rest of the time was spent relaxing.  I spent three days in Winston with Sally and we visited her mom.  Mom and I did a little shopping but not a lot.

I spent one Sunday in Morganton, worshiping with the Morganton Church of Christ.  It was good to see them and share the year of activities. 

My flight returned to Guatemala on January 1st.  Since it was a 0600 flight, we spent the night in Charlotte................and it was a good thing.  That last night, my parents were attacked with the flu.......and I mean, ATTACKED!  Both were totally down.  We did not sleep the whole night and I had to take a shuttle to the airport.

When I arrived in Antigua, I spent the two days in my room.  I am so thankful that I was not as sick as they were but it was difficult getting back to Guatemala.

So many things occurred over the three weeks but it is time to get back to work.

Tomorrow, Sara and I will be in Lemoa in the clinic  It will be good to see everyone again.  I am so lucky that I have two worlds in my life and they provide me with much happiness.


Gwen Schnell said...

Wow what a holiday time Sheri! Ours has been real nice with our CA kids here to visit. We have had our turns with sicknesses as well. I was in bed pretty much for 5 days and today I went to the DR. I am already feeling better with the meds I got. Did not have the flu or strepp but a nasty sinus infection with a cough and sore throat. I made lemon brownies tonight for the first time. Anxious to try them. Dan took real good care of me and our kids while I was down, but it is really bad when both your parents were down at the same time. We still have our Xmas decorations up...with sickness and company it is hard to get stuff back in the box.
I would have liked to hear you give your report to the congregation. Yes, It was nice to do it after worship so everyone was there. I am happy for you that you got to come home for a while. yes, you and your 2 "worlds" nice. I know you have things you apprgeciate about both. I often think about my blog and what I write about teachihng children with various visual aids and how different it is over where you work. I feel we are saturated with everything and those you work with and worship with over there are so ready for the crumbs to fall and are very thankful. We need so much to make impressions. Like I like my visual aids for classroom use to be big and impressive but effective for the most part and the biggest thing is to help them (students) recall Bible truths with them. Anyhow I know you understand what I mean. Love you much you "Flushing girl" Our youth group was soo fun! I still remember your laugh. Makes me smile.

Sheri said...

Gwen, thank you for your comment. I appreciate it very much. Glad that you are feeling better. Hope the brownies were good! You are right about crumbs. People in general, are still hungry for knowledge. They are always willing to pray and listen. In the next few days, I will be talking about a family that Gaspar will follow up with. It will be exciting to see what happens. Yes, I was a "Flushing Girl!" Many, many good memories! Glad that we are able to stay in contact!