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.