As we have experienced repeatedly in this culture, we were welcomed with open hearts and generous hands. One of Nidia's aunts cooked us a homemade meal of shrimp and navy bean soup for "almuerzo". We were sent away not only with full stomachs, but also with a bag full of homemade tostadas to bring home.
Another one of her aunts gave us a beautiful hand-embroidered "servilleta", which they often use to wrap and serve warm corn tortillas. Fahren noticed that her aunt favored her left hand and loosely wrapped her right hand with a cloth. Once a nurse, always a nurse... so Fahren invited her into conversation about the pain that has been nagging her for almost a year after a failed carpal tunnel surgery. Fahren gave a few home care recommendations but more importantly, we both had the opportunity of praying for healing and patience. Tears filled her aunt's eyes as we finished lifting her up to our Heavenly Father.