Monday, August 25, 2008

Here and safe

Hi everyone,
I am here and I am safe. With this report coming out yeaterday, Plane crash in Guatemala kills 10 - Vinay got some calls, asking if I was ok. Thank God I called everyone yesterday so my family had to not worry.
Leaveing was very hard for me and yeaterday was full of tears.

I felt so bad leaving because Saturady afternoon, Olivia decised that for the first time she would climb out of her crib during nap time. I was devastated, I raelly didn´t think that was coming for awhile. Then going to bed she trew a fit and was screaming and crying in the room but after 5 min, she stopped. When I went in to check on her there she was sleeping face down outside of the crib. All I could think was how can I leave Vinay to all this, but i had to. So after a restless nights sleep I boarded the plane.

Arriving in Guatemala was bettersweet. I missed Liv so much and all the emotions of our pick up trip came flooding back. Jeremy from Casa Angelina´s staff and his family picked us up and that got my mind off things for the drive into Antigua. The hotel is beautiful, like something out of a movie. No iternet though.
So once I sat down to unpack and out fell some pictures of Liv and the tears just started. How could I come here without her. She should be with me on this trip. Well my Aunt gave me a hug and I tried to pull it together.

We went out in search of buying a cell phone, we did buy one, which made us fell a litttle more connected to home, boy is our spanish rusty. Then we went to eat at Cafe 2000, we had a glass of wine, and watched the movie "Breaking up With Sara Silverman", and it was just the laugh I needed to get me over my blues.
We were back at our hotel and in PJ´s by 7pm Time change plus the traveling, kicked our butt. Just as I was about to brush my teeth, all the lights went out. I screamed and jumped into my Aunts bed. What in the world, we thought we heard thunder, but just rain could cause a blackout of the hotel. by the time I lit a candle, the lights went on and all I could say was "thank you Jesus". Yes I am that much of a wimp. Well the night was uneventfull and we both had about 10 hours of sleep so I am in better spirits. Today is a free day, more of the mission team is arriving so we won´t be at the orphange till tomorrow.

I will try to upload pics tomorrow or the next. You really forget how wonderfull this country is untill you visit it again.

Hope to blog again, soon.


Tracey said...

I know its hard to be away, but you are doing incredible things in Guate. Liv will grow up knowing how big your heart is and will probably even follow in your footsteps!

Anonymous said...

I follow your blog from time to time and I was so glad to see that you arrived there safely. I was really concerned when I read about that plane crash. I think you are very brave for taking a leap of faith and going on this trip with your aunt. Can't wait to hear more!

Alleen said...

Glad you arrived safe and sound. I know you'll miss Liv, but it will be worth it.

Ellie said...


I was worried sick...

Now, don't worry about Liv... She will be fine... I bet she give Viney a run of a life time!~ Your little spit fire will be fine~

Enjoy yourself, and take tons of pictures.

I am soooooo jealous of you!


Anonymous said...

Nik, as usual you have me peeing over here. Come one toughen up! You can do it. Just picture the gymnastics coach from the 96 Olympics saying it to Kerri Straug. You and Adele are some team sounds like and you will always find a way to smile when the times get tough. Can't wait to see you when you get back.

Tricia said...

SO glad you made it!

Please keep us updated!

Kim said...

You'll be fine - Liv will be fine - Vinay will be fine. :) You're going to have a great time!!

Anonymous said...

yeah Nic!!!! your there and your doing this! All is well here I am going home on Wed to stay over and spend time with Live. Called Vin today and everything is going well.
We miss you but cant wait to hear all about your trip!
Love, vaish

Carrie said...

Glad you are there safe and sound. It is a very hard but wonderful thing you are doing.

I am so nostalgic for Guatemala. I want to go back and visit.