So I took a year off from blogging. Of course, I didn't REALIZE I had taken a year off from blogging until I looked at the date of my last post. At any rate, I will give you some mini overviews about this year and then I have every intention to go back to blogging once a week. I wouldn't mind a little reminder every now and then, just in case I get behind!
I attended Jonthan Training in August of last year, which proved to be a huge motivator and encouragement.
Linda left at the end of August, finishing her internship with a bang! She enjoyed her time here and was strengthened in her walk with the Lord.
In September I began to study for the DELE exam, which is the official accreditation of the degree of fluency of the Spanish Language, issued and recognized by the Spanish government.
I enjoyed having different visitors pass through Spain during the fall season. Former teammates in Venezuela, mostly.
In November I took the DELE test, choking back a few tears at the break time and not feeling very confident in a couple of the sections.
In December I was able to relax some, spending Christmas with some gals and doing some hiking near my house.
In January I was packed out with visitors from Venezuela -- both former teammates as well as some Venezuelan friends.
In February I headed back to the States to get a different kind of visa. I also spent time visiting supporting churches, friends, and family. And I learned that I passed my spanish test....probably one of the biggest reliefs of my life!
My kidney decided to act up a little in May and then my bladder decided to play along. Real cool, you two. I wasn't amused but was thankful in the end for the extra rest that it gave me before I returned to Spain just two weeks ago.
And that's where I am now! Back in Spain, settled in, unjet-lagged, and ready to go. There is plenty to do and I'm happy to be back doing it!
And so, to all 4 of you who read this blog, sorry about the year-long delay. Let's just call it a sabbatical. Then at least I'll feel all professorish and smart.