|Koi in a local pond|
Our Indonesian grandbaby lives down the stairs from our other 2 grandkids. How strange. I can't imagine how Jojo's and Kristi's parents felt, kissing them goodbye and sending them off for a year or two. (The kids lived with Kristi's parents so the family saw each other every day, like we did with our kids last year.)
|Mothers who will miss their kids:|
LIvia (Kristi's mom) and me in July
How many words we've learned already! Language school is in its third week. W remembers how things are put together and can puzzle out conversations. So he's answering questions while I'm still thinking, "Humh?" In learning, I'm a literalist: if it's said a different way, it's news to me. When I look at the words, it's amazing how many are already familiar. (A reality check: two-year-olds know more than we do.)
W uploads Anki, flashcards online. I've been waiting for it for a week and a half, but by the time I enter new words that I wrote down (from pages 1-4 in the text, tho we're already at p.25), I have over 140 words. Then I notice that Anki shows only 20. Have I just wasted the whole afternoon doing nothing? Argh. I'd better stop until the expert comes home. I'm getting desperate for something that works as I get further and further behind. [He finds them. Only my time spent waiting is lost. Whew.]
|Before the lunch crowds hit our local food court.|
W muses, "Can you believe it? This looks
like a vacation spot ... and we live here."
Outside, the calls to prayer ring out just before nightfall. Click here to listen to what we hear outside our house each night, recorded on our way home?
|"The rain in Spain" has nothing on|
an afternoon downpour in Bandung
W finds a big bug in the bathroom and takes a picture before squishing it. "Would you like to see it," he asks, showing my the photo.
"No thank you. I'd rather not know." Pictures to come, whenever he uploads them :-)
*The earth, O LORD, is full of your steadfast love; teach me your statutes! Psalm 119: 64 ESV
*The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. Psalm 145:18 ESV
*Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. Philippians 4:6 ESV
Moravian Prayer: Lord, please remove all pride from our lives. Inspire us to trust you in all of our times of need and trial, no matter how large or small. Amen.