Jan 28, 2009

Hospital Trip

Tomorrow I leave for the USA. I am excited to get to see family and especially my niece.
I planned on spending the day doing laundry, packing and getting everything ready for Cory to be with the kids for 8 days. Instead I spent all afternoon at the hospital. Today at school some kids were running and they pushed Abigail down pretty hard. Everything looked fine until a few hours later she started throwing up. We ended up taking her in to get x-rays and then to see our wonderful pediatrician. Thankfully his office is in the hospital. Neurologically she was doing fine. He did a bunch of neuro tests on her (lots of the tests they do to check if people are drunk - touch your nose, walk in a strait line etc.) There was an abnormality in the skull x-rays right where she had fallen so we had to go take more x-rays. Everything ended up being fine but it was a little scary. The abnormality was the line where her skull meets. Her head was turned just right and the line showed up and looked like it might be a fracture - Thank God everything is ok. She is not allowed to go to school tomorrow. I will leave for the USA at 8:30 so she is going to spend the day with dad. She is pretty excited. They are going to go on a breakfast date. She infomed us that it wasn't a real date because a date was when you go out to eat at night time. Well, I don't really have time to be sitting on the computer. My flight leaves in 12 hours and I still have 3 loads of laundry, packing, etc to get done.

Jan 22, 2009


I wanted to update you guys on some of the past info.

This morning Mitzi Brown passed away. Her memorial services will be at Sunset in Lubbock on Thursday.

Javier - we have learned that the dad (who is giving us all of our info) has probably been lied to. The info we have been getting doesn't seem to match up. He is being kept in a max security jail - which isn't for small offenses. When Javier has asked his ex-wife for the lawyers info she informed him that he didn't need to get involved he just needed to find the money to get him out. We do know that he is being mistreated and that he has bruises all over him. I feel bad for Javier Sr. because his family isn't telling him the truth. We are hoping that he will see the value of his church family during this time because everyone is so worried about him and his real family is lying to him.

My grandfather passed away yesterday. The funeral is going to be on Feb 2nd in Ohio. I will be flying to the US on Thursday.

Please watch this video its pretty good.

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Jan 17, 2009

Odds and Ends

I fill like my life gets crazier and crazier every day. Hannah has decided to stop taking naps as of November so I think that is part of what is contributing to the increase of craziness. Usually while she took her nap was when I got quiet time, cleaned house, did laundry etc. Now I am trying to do all of that with her following me around and it doesn't work as well. We do get a lot of really fun playing time together though. Yesterday the chores were neglected so that we could play cat and dog for an hour. She loved following me around the house barking and meowing. I didn't much like it when she decided to start giving me dog kisses.

We are also working on potty training but it isn't going so well - mainly my fault.

An update on some of the information that I had in my last post. Javier - the guy who was washing a car and while he was washing the car another car hit it and ran. He is in Jail now. He was taken to court and found responsible for the damages which are around $500 - this is around 5 weeks of his normal salary. He will be in jail until the money is payed. His dad was baptised a few years ago but hasn't been going to church. He often works on Sundays or spends the day with his family, I pray that this situation might bring him back to church. The churches are currently in prayer about his situation. Often the church is asked to help with money to get out of these kinds of situations but decides not to help because it is reafirming a corrupt government. The truth is that Javier shouldn't be in jail nor should he be held responsible for the damages no more than any witness to an accident. In this culture usually the upperclass controls the lower class no matter who is right and who is wrong. Please be praying for this situation. In the past we have seen judges change their minds and reverse their rulings.

Our friend Mitzi is still holding on. All of her organs other than her heart and brain have shut down. She is still on life support. My understanding is that she is ina drug induced coma but is taken out of it occasionally. They have been able to communicate and she has let them know that she is willing to fight for her life. Continue to pray for her family. She has a 16 year old son and a 13 year old daughter. Like I said before her family is such a good, caring, serving, loving family.

Our friend Brayan whose Aunt was kidnapped: there has been no new news. They haven't heard from the kidnappers as far as we know. Its not something we bring up with Brayan but we know he will tell us if there are any new developments. Tonight Cory and the AIMers are going to a Chivas game with Brayan and his cousin (the daughter of the lady who was kidnapped).

The kids are doing well and growing so fast. Josiah still loves first grade and is giving his teacher a run for her money. I feel like he has a little Denis the Menice in him but at times I really think he is just a little boy clueless to the world around him. This week he got in trouble 3 times that I know of at school. One of the time he got a sucker taken away from the director of the school. They sell the suckers in the school cafeteria and I am still not clear on why he got it taken away. He just told me he isn't allowed to buy those anymore. The good thing is that he usually tells me about it first thing when he gets out of school. A few days ago he told me that he hit a girl on the head with an eraser. He said that two other kids were having an eraser fight and that one of the erasers landed by him and he just wanted to return it to the owner but that he threw it and it hit his classmate on the head. Oops. He got in trouble yesterday because he didn't know it was time to line up to go inside from recess and he was still playing when they headed in to the classroom.

Abigail loves school and is still planning her upcoming Birthday - an ongoing thing. She spends every day of her life planning her future party.

Well, its Saturday which means baseball for our family. Baseball season is year round in Mexico. Little league takes a one month break for Christmas and a one month break in the summer. Josiah has a game in a few hours. Cory is also in baseball but it doesn't start up for another week or two. Thanks for reading

Jan 8, 2009


I am so grumpy today. I hate these kind of days. I am sick and tired of bad news.
One of my very good friends house was robbed a week and a half ago. They are a very humble family and didn't have much to rob but the little they had was taken from them. They no longer feel safe in their home and don't feel safe leaving it either.
Another friend had his car stollen last week.
We have a friend named Javier. He works in our housing unit and is very poor. His son washes cars on the streets to make money for his wife and two kids. He charges a few dollars per car and is barely making ends meat. While washing one of the cars another car hit the car and left the scene. The owner of the car is holding him responsible and making him pay for the repair of the car.
Last night we had the AIMers over and one of their friends (Bryan) joined us. We found out that over the Christmas holidays his aunt was kidnapped. It has been almost a month now. The family has handed over $325,000 and still haven't gotten her back. They were told that everything would be resolved this week. Please be praying for this family. She has three kids (in their 20's). My prayer is that she be returned and that she isn't being mistreated. I will let you know when anything changes.
I would also like to ask you to pray for Mitzi Brown she is a friend of ours from Lubbock. She is very sick and things aren't looking good. I heard a few minutes ago that things are going downhill. She comes from a very good family that has always been so kind and generous to others. She is very important to so many people. She has two young chidlren.
I thank God for the health and safety he has given my family.
Please, please take some time today to pray for these people.

Thank you to all of you that are faithful and check my blog way more than I update it. I look forward to writting about our Christmas break at another time.