New cowboy hat. San Antonio, Texas
My visit with Bintu:
What a blessing it was to finally, after so many years—at least 10—to have my sweet sister, Bintu, travel all the way to Texas to visit with David and me. We so enjoyed her
stay here and were glad to offer her respite after her flurry of travel and presentations. My favorite part of her visit was our taking her downtown to the Alamo in San Antonio, along with taking her to the top of the Tower of the Americas so that she could see the entire city and surrounding areas. We ate an afternoon snack there in the revolving restaurant, which was a comedy in and of itself with David present. On the Riverwalk, we ate Texas Barbecue and bought her a Cowboy hat which she took with her back to Congo (I can’t wait to see pictures of her in Congo with her hat!).
One of the things we discussed was quilting and how we could put together packets to send to Congo for the children to learn to quilt. Unfortunately, I didn’t have time this trip to get any of the kits made. I hope to get a few made with instructions, learn SKYPE, and see if we can’t have some online classes.
I think her favorite part of the visit was just relaxing and taking as many showers as she wanted. I didn’t think it would be so hard to let her go, but it was. I am so glad we got to visit and just love up on one another as sisters do. My hope is that she will be able to return again on her next visit for more rest and relaxation.
Above left: Making a presentation about FHA in Boerne, Texas.
Top right: Visiting with Rachel and Madeline in Boerne, Texas (did I really teach them French 10 years ago?).
Bottom right: Texas barbecue on the Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas