Friday, November 21, 2014

Update on the life of the Tredway's!

Greetings family and friends!

Lots to write about, so I will keep it as "short" as possible. I returned home to Michigan from Haiti on October 2 and spent those two weeks finishing all the wedding planning and enjoying my time with my friends and family before the wedding. It was a strange feeling of going back to MI and thinking that I didn't have to go to work, it was like I was on vacation! But I kept pretty busy running around finalizing the details and meeting with my vendors. The wedding turned out really well! I felt so calm and at peace, it was so nice to enjoy the day with Daniel, and he was as handsome as ever! I can't wait to see all of our wedding pictures. The one showing is one that his mom took.

My parents drove us to the Chicago airport on Sunday where we took off to our honeymoon destination, Maldives! We were there for a week. We got there in the rainy season but it was still GORGEOUS! It was the perfect time of relaxing after the crazy wedding planning and before we go back to the stressful life in Haiti. Unfortunately, Daniel's class he was taking finished the week we were there, so he had to spend part of a day taking an exam. He got an A!

As great as my time back in Michigan and the Maldives was, it was really difficult to come back to Haiti. As I was vacationing, I kept telling myself not to get used to it and remember what it is like to live in Haiti. I am not saying that because we have horrible living circumstances, but it just takes awhile to get back into the routine of things. It took about a week to adjust back to the 9 hour time difference from the Maldives and get adjusted.

I am still volunteering at MAF through sometime in January. It has been going pretty well. The week after we got back, I had to catch up and close the month of October. But somehow it all fell together at the end! I am very thankful for the opportunity I have to work here not just because it is convenient and close to where Daniel works, but for me to be able to do something that I think is valuable with my time and make a difference in Haiti. I have learned so much about accounting in this position and I hope that I can carry that over to another job sometime. I have no idea what I will do when this position is done, but I am sure that God does and I will just have to wait to see what that is.

Daniel has been busy with his classes towards his degree in Space Studies/Engineering. He has been working everyday because American Airlines is now flying into an airport in Cap-Haitian (northern Haiti). There are only two main mechanics here in Haiti, one is in Port-au-Prince and the other is in Cap-Haitian, so Daniel and Mandi switch locations every other week. It has been stressful because our car isn't working very good, and he doesn't have time to work on it, especially when he isn't here. Thankfully, when he is in Cap-Haitian he has time to catch up on his classes there. Their boss is looking for another employee to share the work, but an extra mechanic hasn't been hired yet. So we will be spending Thanksgiving here in Haiti.

-Heading to Kansas to spend Christmas with Daniel's family Dec 24-31, and my parents are going to drive there to visit us for a couple days.
-The wedding turned out great!
-Returned to Haiti safely after a really great time away.
-Daniel met a plumber while I was in the states and he fixed our kitchen sink! Makes doing the dishes a lot easier!

-Daniel as he is working every day and taking classes.
-Safety for both of us when he is not in Port-au-Prince with me.
-That our Toyota 4Runner keeps working, especially when Daniel is gone.
-Staying healthy
-Myself as I am figuring out what I will do when I finish my contact at MAF in January.

Thank you so much for all your prayers and support. It means so much to us to have the support of family and friends. May you and your families have a wonderful holiday season!

God Bless,
Daniel and Amy

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