Whoa. That was a crappy week.
Let’s just say that a few nights were filled with work obligations, unplanned interruptions, and sorting out loads of ants. We found unnumbered ants in Stephen’s studio, curling up the walls into speakers, camera cases, and shelves. Not even sure what they were after. The next night we found a new colony invading our couch, on every cushion and every little cranny. I have never been more thankful that we purchased a couch with every piece of fabric removable; we simply took it to pieces and washed it all with a double soak and rinse.
And, honestly, the ants were the least of my problems this week–just the simplest to write about!–which just goes to show the extent of chaos in every other area of our lives.
Either way, sometimes timing is everything.
And this week, we received a most beautiful package!
Packages are always welcomed and cherished. Sometimes a little guilt comes with them; we admittedly receive the most packages, by far, in our office. It’s a ratio of 1 to 50, or something equally ridiculous. We have such generous parents, huge families, and thoughtful supporters; and maybe a little bit that we’re newbies? We try to share, and really–guilt aside–a little treasure box to open, even as so-called “adults”?! It doesn’t get much better than that.
A sweet couple came to volunteer with Partners for a month last year, potentially looking to come join our team. After a few surprises, they won’t be coming for a little while, but with their time here and keeping in touch–we’re making friends in the States from here! And they sent us a box packed full of goodies, including by not limited to: sixty bags of organic Rooibos tea, including the original, vanilla, berry, and chocolate mint; microwave popcorn; cereal; chocolate covered almonds & pretzels; pumpkin seeds; fruit leather; and a much-needed encouraging note.
It’s amazing how God’s timing is perfect, using people from around the the world to bring some small joys to Mae Sot.