One of the requirements to live here in Guatemala is that we have to get residency- or else leave the country every 3 months. We have been working on getting residency (it's a little like international adoption paperwork) but it is not completed yet... which meant we needed to leave the country for a day or else we would be considered illegal. So, we packed up the car, and our awesome fellow missionaries (The Patlans) and headed to the Guatemala/Mexican border to have our passports stamped. It was actually a wonderful homeschool lesson for our kids as well... they got to experience immigration, see rubber trees, go the beach and drink Coconut milk from a stand on the side of the road.
And one of the coolest things we saw was this...
U.S coast Guards... closest thing to home we have seen in quite awhile. :)
Blessed mommy of nine- 4 the regular old way, 2 adopted from Guatemala, 2 adopted through the foster system, and one adopted from Ethiopia. Our family is serving the Lord in Guatemala at Village of Hope- a home for special needs children. I'm passionate about adoption and being a mom. I'm a work in progress, utterly reliant upon God. I'm easy-going, until I freak out. Organized, until I lose something. Laid back, until someone hurts the ones I love. I love taking pictures and writing. I adore big families and people who are willing to live life in an unordinary way. Come along on my journey and watch 'as my blessings grow'.
You can contact me at blockamy at hot mail dot com.