It was probably 8 o'clock in the morning. Maybe a tad earlier. I must have been going to work or church that day because I was already awake, had showered, and I was in the middle of doing my hair. Wade had worked the night shift and was on his hour-long drive home. The phone rang and it was him. I don't remember what we were talking about, or if he just came out and said it, but my eyes went wide when I heard him say the words, "I think we should move to Mexico."
It's something we had talked about since before we were married and were planning to do far in the future. For a while, I had wanted to go sooner, but the Lord taught me to have patience for His will and timing. So to hear Wade make that statement came as a shock! I asked if he was kidding and he said no, he was not. He felt that this was what the Lord wanted us to do.
You see, we had tried the building, the buying, the renting, and each time we felt the Lord say "no." But with this, it was different. It wasn't as extremely exciting as I thought it would be, and was often the source of anxiety, but it still felt right.
We spent the next year waiting on some things to work out with Wade's job and so as not to rush into anything. His call never changed, and neither did our growing anxiety and anticipation!
We've now been living on the Mexico/South Texas border for a few weeks and life our life is very different from what it was a mere month ago.
But one thing is sure: we are where God wants us right now. There is no doubt about that.
Wade now works Thursdays and Fridays in Texas which means that Wednesday night - Saturday/Sunday we are in Texas. During this time I am doing laundry, shopping for the always growing list of needs and requests made while in Mexico, meal planning, blogging, and working on blog design.
Saturday or Sunday through Wednesday afternoon we are in Mexico, and I thought it would be a good time to give you a little tour of the Mexico side of things:
These kids (and a whole lot more) can be found at our house every afternoon, from when school gets out until dark.
Our bathrooms are by far the nicest in the village with actual working American toilets (hallelujah!) There are two rules: no toilet paper in the toilet (put it in the trashcan) and "if it's yellow let it mellow, if it's brown flush it down." You're welcome.
Water conservation is important so we try not to waste. The water containers sit on top of the bath house so that we can take a gravity fed shower! (This is a huge upgrade from our previous "bucket baths") The water's cold, but in the summer that's a wonderful thing. In the winter... well, let's just say there's a lot of hollering going on. ;)