From Zihua with love.

After her graduation last month, Julie spent a week in Zihuatanejo, Mexico with a friend – a well-earned treat after 2 1/2 years of hard work.   She brought us back this painted, wooden bowl as a gift.   She painted it herself!   And, I think it’s beautiful.


She packed up her things and drove back to Washington State this week and is now back in God’s country.  She starts her dream job next week and has a limitless future ahead of her.   Well done, Julie!   We miss you already.

Ever heard of Zihuatanejo?   It’s a town on the southwest coast of Mexico.  I’ve never been.  I only know of it from Julie’s trip.  And from the movie The Shawshank Redemption.  Great movie!  Anyway, at the end of the movie, after Andy escapes from prison, he finds his freedom in this beach town and his buddy, Red, meets him there in the closing scene, after making parole.   Great quote from the flick:  “Remember Red, hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.”    Amen.

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