Friday, August 19, 2005

Sacrificial Living?

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Some people think that living and working in another country is a big sacrifice. Well, I'd like to set the record straight, at least from my point of view. While I do miss Wendy's spicy chicken sandwiches, smooth highways, affordable phone calls, safe camping, and Tex-Mex food...not having those things doesn't really consititute sacrificial living. No, the biggest sacrifice is not WHAT we have left behind, but WHO we have left behind: our families and friends. As many of you know, it is hard to live far away from the ones you love. The sacrifice is not getting to watch our nephews and nieces grow up; missing Thanksgiving and Christmas and the Fourth of July and Presidents' Day (okay, maybe that last one was a bit of a stretch).

We have come to love Mexico. There are many many places, foods, traditions and people we've had the privelege of experiencing here. It has enriched our lives tremendously. But like Dorothy says, "There's no place like home."

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