The Hayes Zoo

Our Purpose

- to know God and use our entire lives in service to Him.

- to stand in the gap through prayer, giving and service to viable ministries in Latin America.

- to be transparent helpers of fellow brothers and sisters in Christ, using our resources and skills that through the Holy Spirit, we might encourage and equip those who have less.

- to share a living perspective from Latin America to our churches, friends and family in the states and beyond.

Friday, July 23, 2010

I know I need to do a blog update....

...but that would entail my mind wrapping itself around a thought and following that through to completion.

I'm having a hard time with that now.

Thus far, I'm having the following run through my head as possible titles for future posts.

"How to Recover Yourself from Making a MAJOR Cultural Faux Paux, IN YOUR OWN COUNTRY no less, and the Identity Crisis That Follows It."

"Grocery Shopping in the US 101" or could be titled "Oh, The Things I've Forgotten How to Do."

"On working with your son that he doesn't think the United States is really named the country 'No, you can't do that here.'"

"Driving Rules Revisited"

"Where are the Beans and Rice?"

"THIS is Mexican food In Your Book?"

"Why Church Starts at 9:30 When They Say It Will Start at 9:30"

"Polar Fleece in July"

"Redefining Perfection"

"Lots of Talking"

"Now What?"

"Mommy - Where is Home?" - sneak peek at my new answer: HOME is where the underwear is, dear one.

"When Mom Says We'll Be Here a Few More Minutes, She Really Means Another Hour."

My brain resembles a pinball machine at the moment. I'll leave it at that and come back with something witty and entertaining later.



Rick said...

Just doing a little bit of internet surfing and found your blog. God bless you and your family for bring Jesus to the world.

Cory & Kris Thede said...

Hang in there. This too will pass, or change or something. With a bit of time a 'new normal' will start to feel............more normal.

Thinking of you.

Missus Wookie said...

helping friends settle in on this side of the pond and thinking of you.

Don't worry you can make major cultural faux pas without leaving the country/culture :)

Grateful for Grace said...

I bet you are really having an a time getting adjusted. Lots, lots, lots going on. Add to that Washington State is four countries away from where you were... Honduras, Mexico, Texas (admit it, it really is it's own country), and now the US, and it's going to be a doozy.

You should start writing a book and capitalize on it. Seriously.

The Lowen family said...

My family and I just got back from visiting our home country. I can identify with you future titles! The major thing that hit me was scheduling, everything has to be planned and written down, far too much to remember. I had a truckload of kids loaded up and excited to go swimming at the public pool, only to arrive there to find it unavailable. The very helpful lady, looked at me as though I was from a different planet, explained to me that I should at the sch. and bring my kids back when it was the right time.
Three hours later we went swimming.
NO schedule here;
Blessings in your time remaining in the US,Karen