Six years ago, my family of 6 moved to Panama City, Panama, for a three-year work assignment. Follow us as we navigate truly living in a third culture environment- never knowing when the call to move will come again.
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People have been asking for too long to see pictures of the apartment. Today, I have the first installment for you. This is the front door, main living space, and dining room. Enjoy!!
Lest you think my life always goes well, we received very bad immigration news today. There is yet another requirement that has to be met before we can renew our paperwork. The problem is not the difficulty of the requirement, but that we don't have enough time before our trip to get the whole process done.
For my kids' hearts.
For my heart.
For some financial recovery.
For favor with immigration.
For God to make a way where there doesn't seem to be one.
For us to still get to go on vacation. (and for us to get back into Panama when it's over)
And, because today is just sucky, we found out that one of Coralynn's favorite friends is moving next week.
When it rains, it pours, and my umbrella broke last week, L
Or maybe I'm just picky. Or fickle. Or anxious. I'm not sure, but I do know that I am suddenly very uneasy about going back to Georgia for a visit.
The kids are doing great here. They really are enjoying themselves, and they have goals for the days and weeks here. They are looking forward to school. They have their SS funny-dress days marked on the calendar. This Sunday is dress-in-bright-colors-for-Pastor-Andrew's-birthday day. They've been talking about what they want to wear.
Tony and I are settling in to life here. Tony really enjoys his job, and I enjoy his satisfaction in his work. I enjoy church, and the kick that it is each week. I'm getting excited about the kids' school and finding a place to fit in there. I love all the new food and the adventure that trying new recipes is.
In short, Panama is becoming our home. It is home for the kids. Tony and I are a little slower to completely adjust, but we no longer wake up and brace for the day. …