Monday, December 6, 2010

Estoy Aqui (I am here)

I made it to Nicaragua safe and sound! Everything is very new and overwhelming and exciting. There is so much to take in and try and remember: bus routes, how to get to our house, Spanish words. It´s hot here! I´m guessing it is in the 80´s during the day. There is so much to write that I´m drawing a blank :) I´ll have to take time soon to write down some specifics and put up a new post. My new community mates are all incredibly welcoming and supportive. It has been a relatively smooth transition thus far. We have busy weeks ahead of us, filled with homestays with different families, orientation, community bonding, and eventually language school. I don´t start my work placement at the school until the end of January but it sounds like I will stay busy and possibly get to do some day trips! I am looking forward to many new adventures!
Thank you all for your continuous prayers and support and I will try to update more soon!
Lots of love from this warm country.


  1. Hi Adge!!!

    So happy to know that you are in Nica safely! Even happier to realize that I knew what "Estoy Aqui" means even though I never took Spanish :) How do I know this? SHAKIRA!!! I have one of her Greatest Hits CD's in all Spanish from when Laura and Erika went to Spain in high school. It's one of my favorite albums, despite my not understanding any of the lyrics, haha! "Estoy Aqui" is my favorite song on the album! I'll make you a copy of the CD sometime - I think you would like it!

    Anywho, I hope you are enjoying yourself and settling in nicely and easily! Love you!

    Samantha (as if you couldn't tell it was me by like the second line of this post)

  2. sooooooo happy and excited for you! you are in my thoughts often.

    also... happy one year marianist anniversary!!!

    - becca

  3. also. joan and AJ say hi and send their love!

  4. Glad you made it safely... Know of my prayers.


  5. P.S. I love your Profile Picture on this... MST right?

  6. Love you!! Happy One Year Anniversary! :) Glad to see you made it safely! Enjoy these first few weeks of transition! Prayers and Love!

  7. I'm excited that things are going well! Can't wait to hear more stories!

  8. I can't imagine the excitement of exploring a new culture and meeting so many new people. I look forward to updates on your blog. Keeping you in my daily thoughts and prayers. Love you!