So here is the story!
Ro's kindergarten teacher left in the middle of the year and they hired a girl right out of school in the middle of the year. As a parent I was freaking out. New teacher in a new country with ESL kids mixed with native English speakers....she might be ruined forever (Ro, not the teacher....but maybe her too!) I didn't do so great in K5 probably because I was the oldest and mom was dealing with having a new baby, a handicapped one, and Sam on the way. Not to mention we were living in a rental house because Mom and Dad were in a wee bit of a debt redoing a house....which was also a mistake we would make! So me learning my vowels was not the top priority....which I have forgiven them for...and grateful it has made me more aware of my kiddos learning patterns. As to what I have done with that awareness is yet to be analyzed, thankfully. So to get back on point, I was nervous about a new teacher!
We were the first to greet her to Panama after she was dropped off. She moved to the upstairs apartment in 650.
Man oh Man I could not have asked for a sweeter teacher! Since she was living above us she was keenly aware of all that was going on in Ro's little life. New twin sisters in tight quarters, packing up our house temporarily, moving out....Miss Williams filled in when I could not. Ro fell into her arms crying on more than one occasion because she just knew when to love on her and scoop her up and speak truth and love into her life. I am eternally grateful.
This year Essie has her as a teacher!
Not long after arriving Jessica aka Miss Williams, was pursued by the man who is a part of the Crossroads Maintenance Crew. They are truly remarkable men. Epson in particular has learned and speaks English proficiently since we arrived and moved his way up to Head of the Crew. He is in school at night and has joined the church and serving there as well.
He asked Jessica to marry him last fall (raining season here.) The wedding was planned for late May but then as we all know...you just want to be married!
So when everyone came back from Christmas Break we heard they were going to just push up the date and have a civil court date and be married and forgo a wedding and a reception especially due to all the expenses.
Here is where we come in! Her 2 best buddies came to me and asked if we could pull a wedding off in 13 days. I am always up for a challenge! So here we are 4 days out! 9 days ago seems like a long time ago but we are almost ready!
My list is long! But it is getting checked off!!!
I will post some pictures tomorrow of all the "Work" going into the wedding! We are planning for 150!
We have "wedding work" and "make sure the house is ready work!"
We have had plumbers, electricians, painters, gardeners! You name it and they are aworking!!! But I have to admit I love a good party!!!