Well, I am writing this while riding on a Greyhound bus, traveling from Yuma to Phoenix to catch our flight back to Calgary later tonight. It has been quite an up and down experience over the past week and a half.
We arrived in Phoenix last Sunday night and spent the night there before catching the Greyhound to Yuma on Monday. We got a taxi to the Mexico border and got to our dental appointments about 2:00. Over the next three days we each had about a dozen crowns done on our teeth. Friday we returned to Yuma where we were able to relax and just enjoy the beautiful weather for a few days.
Some lessons learned on this trip:
• Patience is a virtue. We spent plenty of time in the waiting room at the dental clinic, waiting for our dentists to call us in.
• Good work takes time. I am so grateful that my dentist was so careful in preparing my teeth and fitting the crowns. These dentists in Mexico don't make much money by our standards, but he did not cut any corners or ever say, "That's good enough."
There are certainly spiritual applications to these things thoughts, but I will leave those to your own musings. It is good to be on our way home even though I an not looking forward to the snow and cold.
Gordon Rowland has been a Missionary-Pastor with Village Missions of Canada for over 35 years. Gordon and his wife Val have lived and served in Clive since 2001. They have four children and nine wonderful grandchildren.