Feliz Navidad from Tziscao, Mexico!
We want to thank everyone for the get well and happy holiday wishes! We’re feeling the love! I’m glad to report Scott is feeling better. The holidays have us a little homesick though, as we realize how far we are from our friends and family and how long it’s been since we’ve seen them (9 months for most). Your notes bridge the distance, making us feel closer.
The Christmas celebrations started yesterday, for the Nochebuena. Our parents will be so proud, we went to Christmas Eve mass, even in the pouring rain. We’re in a small village of maybe 1000 people. The church was a modest building, but bursting with people, standing room only. Scott and I and our friend, Heather, were the only gringos. It had the typical Mexican chaos, people coming and going, children running around, many of them holding lit sparklers inside the church! I’m pretty sure I would have enjoyed attending church a little more as a kid if I could have run around with a sparkler.
We were up early Christmas morning, not in anticipation of Santa, but with excitement to Skype with our families. Even with the time difference, our phone call woke up a few of them as they answered with sleepy voices. Wake up people, it’s Christmas!
It was a rainy day, so we spent it relaxing, napping, and then Heather joined us for a nice dinner. Scott enjoyed his first full meal since 3 days ago!
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!