At right about three months home, like clockwork, the exciting newness was wearing off and my boys specifically started to struggle. They're doing great in school and do everything we ask--homework, tutor, church, etc. And without much complaint! But you can tell there's a little bit of discomfort. Unease finding their place. My oldest Peruvian shows it the most in his face.
More than just about anything, the boys talk about how hard it is to not be able to play soccer outside everyday. We've had some great weather days...and some not-so-great days and the inconsistency is annoying!
So competitive soccer means a whole new kind of crazy! But it's needed for their sanity. They say "it's in their blood". Not to mention it's good for my boys to run and get worn out and compete!
The first game had quite the fan club! In addition to the fact that our own family is a clan of groupies, we had my parents and friends come to cheer with us too!
So now I drive the minivan and am the literal soccer mom! It's still tons of fun, even in just normal moments like now--helping with homework, rice in the cooker, and boys playing outside. Spirits are lifting! If you're praying for us, pray for my Peruvians to continue to feel at home here (and Peru of course), to make friends that help them be themselves, and that they would learn that the only person who can truly be the confidant and friend they need is Christ. Pray for us to continue to ask God to teach us how to do family in this capacity. And that God would have His way with us.