It was so good to arrive at our friend’s home and have the long flights behind us. We had traveled over 16 hours in a plane and then 7 hours by van. So unloading the suitcases and making ourselves at home was nice. We had brought over many things for our friends, so it was almost like Christmas with all the goodies. LOL Our first day was spent visiting, napping and more visiting. During that whole week we spent at our friends house, we helped harvest their carrots, potatoes, cabbages, beets and turnips. Plus I helped the children do school and of course, we enjoyed lots of visiting.
The days were packed full, but it was so good to be there helping and we made such special memories. I was expecting the days to be colder, but a few afternoons, it was warm enough to be outside without a jacket. Once the sun disappeared behind the hills, or the wind picked up, it cooled down quickly. So you kept your jacket close. We worked hard each day and on Thursday, or actually it may have been Friday, that we took a trip across the countryside to some hot springs. More on that in Part 3 🙂
I just wanted to add a short side note here…
My hubby’s mom was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer last month. She has come to stay with us when not in the hospital, because she is unable to take care of herself. We are taking it one day at a time here as we don’t know how she will be feeling from one day to the next. Thankfully she is not in pain, but she is very short of breath and has to be on oxygen all the time. We are trying many natural treatments and she may start chemo next week depending on how she is feeling. She is very weak and the doctor is concerned to try chemo because of that. Prayers appreciated for her and that she would feel God’s peace surrounding her. It’s hard, but God’s grace has been sustaining us all through this.