crazy day. Last night for dad´s last night we went to the most awesome restaurant called Cielo Quiteño (quito sky). It´s aptly named because from the restaurant you see all of Quito below you, lit up and gorgeous. Dad treated Sara, one of my best friends here, and her visiting boyfriend Gabriel to dinner. We had such a great time. They are an awesome couple and they asked my dad for his entire life story! Haha! Their love for Jesus just flows out of them…they are an awesome example to me because it is easy to see that they don´t distract or hinder each other from their relationships with God… rather, they encourage each other and grow together in that. Just how it should be.
You know, seeing Gabriel and Sarah together is really hard for me. I didn´t think it would be as hard as it is. I don´t talk about my relationship with Aaron too much on here…not because It´s not on my mind a lot (trust me, it is haha), but because it´s more personal. I will say, though, that things are going well. I worried about how I could ever be in a relationship from so far away. God has taught me a lot through it. I think it has been a really good thing. I´m learning a lot about communication and getting to know Aaron better even though we can´t actually be together. But as any of you who have walked through that before know, it is so tough to be away from someone you care about. There are a lot of times when I want to call and can´t, which would be so different in the US. Seeing how excited Sarah and Gabriel were to be together again was cool, but made me want January to come a little bit faster, haha. God has been reminding me that there is a season for everything and that this time without Aaron is a part of His plan, as much as I might not be too thrilled about that! I think that with my dad leaving early this morning, all of the emotions of missing people I care about were a little overwhelming.
I was so tired all day from dropping dad off at the airport at the despicable hour of 4:30 in the morning. Thank goodness it´s friday. Tonight my host mom is going to be having 40…. yes….40 cousins over to our house. It´s a pretty small house and I´m kind of wondering how they will all fit. They completely re-did the living room for this little shindig. I can´t imagine having 40 cousins. Let alone entertaining for them all. Wish me luck with trying to remember their names and making half-decent spanish conversation with them. Tomorrow we head to cotopaxi to check out the volcano…