We were so excited to see Mark's parents drive up to see us yesterday. They arrived last night around 7 or so. We gave them a tour of our new home.... small and cozy... that it is. Then we all went out to eat dinner at Chiles. It was so nice to see some familiar faces. We do miss all of our friends and family a bunch. However, the lives of Home Directors and House Parents is more than a full time job leaving hardly enough time to think of anything else except what your next task is.
Earlier that day I was battling with a migraine and due to such a headache my tummy was a little uneasy. However, I was hungry and eating really helped out...okay maybe it was the chocolate lava cake that did the trick. Before dinner Mark had said that he was feeling the same way, an uneasy stomach. We ate dinner and then came back home and chatted with his parents until around 11. We were just trying to soak up all the time we could with them even though they are here for a few days. Mark said that he still was not feeling well so we got ready for bed.
Then around 1 this morning Mark received an unexpected "FOE". He began to complain of a backache and hurting in his side. We are pretty sure that he has a kidney stone. Please keep him in your prayers. I can not even begin to imagine the pain that he is going through. He is a very tough man and not one for complaining but I know that he is in a heap of pain. The devil is always trying to get God's people discouraged and ready to throw in the towel. Well this is one battle that he will not win. For where God guides he will provide and we know that he will take care of us all.
Just a note about our children....we hardly ever see them...(LOL)...I think that they would live in the dorms with the children if they could. Taylor is off with the girls for a picnic on the beach. Hunter has already had Nanny and Papa at the pond behind the house fishing and is now up at the boys dorm. We will probably not see him until dinner. Josiah.....a mess a usual. Just like everywhere we go he gets kisses and love and hugs. He will be one rotten Spanish speaking missionary kid. Love you all.