Thank you for the many warm wishes and words of encouragement about our upcoming return to the states. I was deeply touched and heartened.
When it rains, the girls at the elementary school build a house out of their umbrellas. How I wish I was tiny again so I could crouch in there with them. Then one of the mothers chided them, saying something like, "yadda...yadda...yadda...lose an eye!" So they don't do it anymore. Pity.