I wanted to let everyone know how much your prayers are appreciated by our family. We know our loving Father heard them and has blessed us all by the arrival of my sister and her family safely to the good ol' USA!!!
THE 3 A.M. VISIT
Wanna' hear something funny? I think I failed to mention in last night's post that Clint's suitcase with his suit, ties, dress shirts and dress shoes was lost. However, when I left their home last night, Clint had received a call from American Airlines telling him it had been found and dispatched to his address. Well, that isn't the funny part. Here is the funny part! Last June when Clint and family arrived in the USA for a visit of a couple of months, they also flew on American Airlines. Guess whose 2 suitcases were lost on that trip and still haven't been found? You guessed it, Clint's! He must be jinxed or something! Maybe American Airlines just doesn't like him! He did receive a check to reimburse him some months later for that loss. We are wondering if someone in Singapore or Africa may have his clothing! LOL
During their visit last summer, Jungle Mom was in Wal-Mart aplenty. So it has really just been a year of withdrawal, but that doesn't make it any easier on "re-entry". Speaking from experience, it is very overwhelming with all the choices and variety one has here in America, after returning from living in a foreign country.
I just spoke with my nephew on his cell phone. I was happy to hear that Clint's suitcase was delivered to him intact, but not until 3:00 a.m. this morning!!! I didn't get to speak to my sis as Josh V. had already left for church. I'll be so happy when The Jungle Hut crew gets their landline established!
Many of you have mentioned you can't wait to read Jungle Mom's blog postings when she gets settled in enough to do so. I'm right there with ya'! One of us will be sure to post photos!
Yesterday, during our hours of wallerin, (wallowing, with my mom's country, West Virginian accent mixed into it), Rita told me many interesting things! One neat story happened in the airport in Venezuela. A gentleman mentioned how he had noticed how well the Venezuelans enjoyed American things and culture, (movies, McDonald's etc.) and he didn't think the government in place now would last long. Jungle Mom asked him how long he had been in Venezuela. "Eight days" was his answer. She proceeded to tell him she had been there twenty years and he had not seen the other side of Venezuela. She started telling him a few of her nuggets that have kept us all tuned in to her blog. The gentleman pulled out a small notebook and pen and started jotting things down that JM was saying. He then asked her name!!!! As Rita (JM) told me this, my heart jumped into my throat! Did my sister leave there just in the nick of time?? Who was this British man writing down her words??
Tune in tomorrow for --- "THE REST OF THE STORY!" *bwahahahaha-evil laugh*
Well, I need to go freshen up for our evening church service. God bless you all!