The Georges in Peru

Take time to Grieve

21 May 2016

I've been advised by senior missionaries to not get started with ministry too quickly, but to take time to grieve.  This morning was a quick foray into ministry as we helped some other missionaries move and I saw patients at the La Merced church during their medical campaign.  It was invigorating to see some patients and to work with friends with whom I've colabored for the last 5 years.  

So, how are we all doing?  I'm very sad (don't worry medical people (or others), I'm not suicidal in the least!) and miss Amy.  I resumed swimming this week and it has been good to see old swimming friends at the pool again.  I feel uncomfortable telling the ones that haven't heard about Amy that she's gone because they are so shocked.   The kids are doing better than I expected and their friends have been rallying around them.  Last night Mia went to a quinceañera (a fancy birthday party for a girl turning 15 that is often as elaborate as a wedding, except there isn't a groom) for a friend of a friend.  Paul and I stayed home and ran chess club and around 16 kids came.