Yesterday I was going upstairs to my classroom, and there was a 4th grader that waited for me with the door open the entire time I went up the 2 flights of stairs. When I finally made it through the door, I said, "Wow! You are a gentleman!" He looked at me smiling, and said, "And you are a lady!" My class and the students here keep me smiling all day long. I really really love being a teacher.
We have a prayer need for 2 boys in the 6th grade. Last Wednesday when they were carpooling to school they were pulled over by masked men and kidnapped. Tomorrow will be one week since the incident and we are praying for the boys to be returned safely.
I will be home in less than 2 weeks now. Its funny, because even though my house here is decorated for Christmas, the weather makes it seem like it is still fall and not even close to December. We have had a few chilly days where it feels like its around 60, but lately its been so hot I've had to use my air conditioning at night. I think one of the things I'm most looking forward to, besides seeing my family, is being independent again. As I'm sure you have figured out by reading just the few incidences that I have seen and experienced, Honduras is not the safest place in the world. I can't just go here there and everywhere when I feel like it. I always have to be with someone, and then be very cautious of where I go and what time it is. It will be so nice just to take a car and drive to wherever I want to go at whatever time and not even think twice. Its interesting to think as safety as a luxury, but it really is, and I can't wait to spend 2 weeks in the luxurious life.