Thursday, February 07, 2013

Please Look After This Bear


He's leaving this weekend for a semester in (darkest) Peru. He'll be staying in Cusco, the city in the mountains that's closest to Machu Picchu, living with a local family, and studying at a language institute: Spanish, Quechua, Latin American history and literature. And then there's the little matter of South American birds.

Today he went to the clinic and got his hep A and yellow fever vaccinations--or, as he put it, uploaded a new defense program into his system with a flash drive--and now he's complaining that his data port is kind of achey.

The Lord bless you and keep you, Felix! The Lord make His face to shine on you and be gracious to you, the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.

23 comments:

Christine said...

Good luck! I work in a Latin American company and I lovelovelove the Peruvians that I work with - You'll have a blast!

Lisa said...

Amen, amen, amen.

Lisateresa

Kris said...

What a lovely post! Good luck Felix. I hope you enjoy yourself as much as Paddington did.

Cindy said...

How exciting for your son! My son and his fiance went to Cusco and Machu Picchu last summer. They were only there for a week, but really enjoyed the sights and food. The only problem they encountered was elevation sickness. Maybe your son will have a longer time to acclimate.

Cassadie said...

I hope we will get to see some pictures of this epic adventure! And I hope he remembers to pack along his marmalade...

Tracy said...

Your very own Paddington. I hope he enjoys the adventures and opportunities before him.

Lilian said...

Amen to that Anna! God grant him journey mercies there and back.

Rose said...

Have a great time Felix!

Katie Lindsay said...

I'm so jealous of the amazing experience he is going to have!

kath said...

Awesome! God Bless Felix on his journey and keep him healthy and safe!

Anonymous said...

God bless you, Felix.

Anonymous said...

Amen. God's blessings to you.

Barb in Nebraska

Farrah said...

May the Lord also keep Felix's Mama's fears calmed down too. Hugs to ya!

Anna said...

The Lord has already done that, Farrah! I'm really not worried. And we have Facetime!!

KimN said...

wow....God bless. You have offered your children so many great opportunities. Very inspiring.. Best wishes to your son and God's hand or protection.

Anonymous said...

The very best of luck to Felix! What an exciting time for him. My daughter completed her first semester in Spain, & will head back in May. I'm so pleased for her, her acceleration in her skills with the language that the time there gave her, experiencing the culture....everything! Godspeed, Felix! You'll do great.

Brenda

Julian said...

Wow!He has grown up so fast! My boys have too. They go to bed boys and wake up men. ;) How exciting for him! I know he will have a wonderful time and I pray for Gods blessings on him as he travels and studies. I know you are immensely proud of him.
Christina

Lucille said...

I hope you have sent him with a jar of marmalade. Happy travels Felix.

Hana - Marmota said...

Oh my, this made me laugh out loud. "Now he is complaining that his data port is kind of achey."
He has quite an adventure ahead... My sister learned some Quechua, but not much, and I don't know how much she reembers... and South America is so, so far away for us.

Ariana said...

Greetings from an avid reader in Lima, Peru! The diversity this country has to offer will be a great educational as well as personal experience for Felix. Please let me know if there is any way in which I can be helpful. I frequently do volunteer work in Cusco. And yes, bird-watching in the rain forest is beyond amazing…

Anonymous said...

We have been to Cusco and to Machu Picchu, which is some distance away and at a lower altitude. He will have a wonderful time once he adjusts to the altitude. The Peruvian people are so kind. What an opportunity!

maven said...

Best wishes and blessing to Felix! I hope that you have a great adventure!

Oh, and:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgLD5Nk2JCg

Kim@StarrySkyRanch said...

Such an adventure! All the best and safe travels.

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