It started out as a normal week for me to get English videos done and lots of other little things before my sister and goddaughter come to visit. Sure, Jessica is either teething or a little sick, meaning multiple night wake-up feedings, but other than that, we were going strong. And then THURSDAY happened. Caid got stuck on the road by a strike blockaid. Then he couldn't find gas for an hour, and I was late to teach my class (I really hate being late).
Then we realize this is a much bigger problem than we realized, and that it isn't going away very quickly. As the video said, we are fine, we are not suffering: we are wondering how long our tank of gas will last. We are just a couple of steps away from normal, so everything feels a bit off. But at the same time, we are just a couple of steps away from serious food and fuel shortages, something the media likes to scare us with more than it should. Words like "Cut all electricity from the country" and "Military coup" are frightening.
Brazilians are a wonderful, resilient people, and are freaking out much less than I am. This helps a lot. Most schools are closed, but everyone is just taking it one day at a time, so I don't know what tomorrow will look like. It angers me that those in poverty and children are always the ones to suffer first for government corruption. Living Stones is working to see and make sure that our communities are taken care of. Jesus feels a little closer when you are calling out to Him more often to calm you down.
The biggest thing that has affected us is that airports are out/low on fuel, and so my sister and goddaughter's trip has been changed from them leaving May 29th to leaving June 1st. We are hoping that things have cleared up by then and look a little more normal. We are going to treasure every minute (even if there are less minutes available) they are here! We covet your prayers in this time of unknowns!
In lighter news: I found some awesome books for only $1 each!!! Wanna make some awesome stuff happen for some great kids???
Watch this beautiful video (thanks Craig Olson!) of the Trek for Transportation this year:
Reads from the Interwebs:
2. WHAT???? Little Women mini-series by Masterpiece theater??? Why wasn't I better informed of this???
5. Gift ideas for returning missionaries. Such a nice list:)