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I am a wife, daughter, mother, bilingual teacher, poet, author, women's Bible study teacher, world traveler, orphan advocate, and an adoptive mother.  Our adoption journey has been filled with a lot of hurt and loss, along with even more hope, grace, and healing.  Through it we have experienced more of God than we ever bargained for and have watched Him miraculously redeem our story when we surrendered all the broken pieces to Him.

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Sunday, July 7, 2013

Adventures in Boyaca

I've heard many times that we needed to visit Boyaca while here, so we finally had that chance.  What an adventure we had over the last five days, though unfortunately, one of those days seemed to last an eternity.  Let's just say I'm so thankful to be back in Bogota, but truly, I am aching to be home.  Every day that Mike calls me, I find myself breaking into tears, telling him how much we just want to go home.  We thoroughly enjoyed exploring several little towns in Boyaca, the main one being Villa de Leyva, seeing what they say are the most beautiful landscapes to be found in Colombia, and visiting a few historical places, but Friday was our breaking point when David got so sick that we had to spend nine hours in a little urgent care clinic in a tiny little town to find out what was wrong with him.  Those nine hours were the scariest, loneliest nine hours I've ever had here, and now we want more than anything to be home so we can nurse him back to health and help him regain his strength where he is most comfortable and not missing his Daddy so much.  However, besides Friday, we did enjoy our trip, the bonding experience with our friends, and the opportunity to have both Juan David and Julian together for the whole time.  We took about a zillion pictures, so I'll sift through them over the next few days and write about some of our experiences. 

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