How has life been affected?
Life here in Honduras was already strange, different, and hard to get used to, but we were just settling in when the virus decided to go global. Now with new restrictions and crazy curfews, we were forced to adapt again. Our kids have been wonderful, and adjusted to this crazy new life again with ease and humor. Jason and I have been forced to be creative, rely on our missionary friends, and do more out-of-our-comfort-zone things!
For example, we hang our clothes out to dry more often to save on electricity. We’ve learned to heat up water in the microwave to do dishes with hot water. Sweeping is a daily chore and the dust is never ending. Dogs howl in the middle of the night. Babies can be heard babbling at 1am every single night. There is this bird, which makes a weird noise, but I can hear him at the SAME TIME every single night: 11:30 pm.
Eggs are all over the place and readily available. The chickens obviously missed the memo about social distancing. Milk can only be bought in bags. Sometimes cold. Sometimes not. There was hardly any butter. Or cheese. We do have safe drinking water. We are all learning to be close to one another and play lots of games! Playing and slowing down has been such a gift. We watch the animal safaris on Facebook Live for a little while. We go for walks. Draw. Paint. We even listened to one of our favorite authors read from his first book. Lots and lots of books and reading time!
We are constantly in awe of how God has provided for us! From the water truck coming by our neighborhood just in time to being able to go to the grocery store once a week to lots of encouragement from people back home – God has provided so much. Although daily life seems to be on the up-swing and the restriction are lifting a little at a time, we are just daily thanking God for this special time to be together.