One trimester down...
It's hard to believe but we have been in Costa Rica going through language school for 4 months now. It's even harder to believe that we have completed out first trimester of school. It has, without a doubt, been the hardest transition we have every made but it's amazing to look back at how much we have learned not just about language but about Latin American culture, building relationships across cultures, and of course about ourselves.
We have remained thankful that Betsy stayed home with the children this last trimester to help everyone adjust to a new life here. Aside from all her responsibilities at home she did 4 hours of one-on-one tutoring per week. However, next trimester she will go to class full-time. This means that the girls will enter the bi-lingual preschool and Ethan and Titus will participate in a summer camp program that is entirely in Spanish while we are in class.
These will be big and certainly difficult transitions for the next few months so please pray that we see God's sustaining grace poured out on all of us. We really appreciate the prayers of so many of you as we sorted out how we would approach the next trimester.