One thing is for sure; being positive is A LOT easier when things are going your way! When things seem to be going against you, it's hard to stay positive. Recently we had a couple weeks that were definitely the bottom of the barrel. It really seemed as if things couldn't get any worse. Through it all we tried to stay as positive as we could and we knew our time was coming for a good change. Well out of nowhere that changed occured. A series of events led our lives in a positive direction. Now in the past 2 weeks we seem to be moving forward for the first time in a LONG time. Business opportunities have arised and that certainly helps. Being able to feed our family certainly makes things a lot less stressful. But it's our attitudes that is the biggest change that I see. For the first time since being in El Salvador I see my husband feeling hopeful. We seem to have accepted our fate here in this country and are more free because of it. We are just living life and moving on to see what else is in store for us. I've never been one to lead a "normal" life and I've never really wanted anything "normal" so I don't know what it is I think we are missing out on by being in another country. Things are looking up, I can feel it. Even my attitude about our upcoming trip has turned from gloom to excitement. I know it will have it's challenges, but I always run into challenges and that's never stopped me or my family before.
So hopefully I'm not speaking too soon here with all the positivity, but I'm praying we are on the road we are meant to be on now and that the rough patch can finally be over with. It won't be too long from now that we will reach our 1 year mark of living in El Salvador and I hope to feel positive about this year when the time comes. I want to be able to look back and see the growth in our family and all the wonderful things we never would have known or experienced had we not come here. And I'm praying that Eduardo finds his way through all this and sees what an amazing person he is.