I'm actually very excited for them as they will be on their way to Mexico by 7 a.m. Thursday morning, if all goes as scheduled. We have to rise at 2 a.m. to leave the house by 3 a.m. to be at the airport by 4 a.m.!! You know the rule: be at the airport 3 hours before your scheduled flight time when travelling internationally! I will only be able to go to a certain point with them and then I will have to give all the kisses and hugs I can give before leaving them and heading for home, (where I will most likely get back in the bed and sleep!) while they wait for their flight!
My husband's baby sister is graduating from Law School, which means "toda la raza" van estar alli! (Lots of relatives will be there!)
Photo of my sweet mother-in-law, and then hubby's cousin, Beto, next is Berenice (the graduate) wearing pink and last, one of hubby's other sisters, Imelda. Oh if you enlarge the photo or look closely, you can see my hubby's father in the background with sunglasses on speaking with an American missionary, Jimmy Lee.
I would love to be going, but we purchased the tickets a couple of months ago when I was practically bedfast with poor health. Agustin and I prayed for several weeks, asking the Lord to give us peace if I should go or not. We never felt that peace for me to go. I would love to be there for this milestone in Berenice's life, but she completely understands our reasoning. I really didn't want Agustin to be worrying about me or having to push me through busy airports in a wheelchair. I also didn't want to slow the family down as they will all want to be out and about, doing things each day. Of course, I am feeling well now and think I could have made the flight with minimal swelling and aches! To be quite frank, I am looking forward to having a week to do just what I want to do when I want to! Can you imagine? I'm pretty excited about that!!! I have SO many plans!
On Saturday morning I will need to be back at Tampa International Airport to meet my sister and her crew! Yippee! They will fly from Venezuela to Miami on Friday, then on into Tampa Saturday early after a night's rest. Because of what they have been watching for the past year and a half, and know how volatile the situation is there now, I am more anxious to see them than ever!
Josh drove up to visit with Agustin and Shane tonight. We went to church together then came home and ate pizza while watching Mexico beat Brazil in the "American Cup" which incidentally is being played in Venezuela this week! The Venezuelan Government (Chavez) didn't want to permit the American Flag to fly during the Cup, but FIFA (Federation International Football Association) they were told they couldn't host the games at all if he wouldn't agree to displaying ALL flags of ALL nations playing! USA is playing in the stadium which is right in the city Rita lives in. The American Embassy issued emails warning Americans to stay away from the game. The security team from the US which went in ahead of the soccer team was given all kinds of flack and accused of being spies! The stadium in which several of these big games are to be played is only 70% completed. It hasn't any water, so they are hauling water in for the week! Also, to purchase tickets to any of the games, you have to be a card carrying Socialist. Oh and here's another great nugget of info. Since there isn't enough food in Venezuela, the government imported food from Argentina so the stores and restaurants will be well stocked for the tourists!
God bless America!