Cultural adjustment we're learning is challenging in ways one could never anticipate. There's simply no way you can know that breakfast cereal in your new country will go stale in a matter of days due to the humidity. Nor can you know that water is on a relatively normal basis shut off on Saturdays for pipe repair (sure can make shower considerations interesting). Few will think to tell you that the sun comes up at 5:15 am and, for that matter, so do the people! Here things get loud a lot sooner than one would expect. And certainly one of the last things you'd be told when preparing to move to a foreign country is how their trash schedule works. Suffice it to say, don't miss the few days they come as things certainly can get messy, and smelly, around the house if you do.
So, back to the rain....while no one ever told us-at least in a way we could fully appreciate-that we would without fail get wet at least once a day here, I'd say we've come to enjoy it. We find the rain makes sleeping absolutely wonderful and a cool northerly breeze brought in by the approaching rain reminds you of the natural comfort and "greenness," if you will, of this wonderful place. Simply put: We like it here and we feel God working, preparing us for the next place. But while we're here we've been eating it up. See for yourselves.
A few pics of Maddox enjoying a rainy day. By the way, isn't our little boy getting old? Wow!