Outdistanced By A Preschooler

Since moving to Cartaxo, we’ve been trying to discover the best way to get to school each morning. So far, we’ve been really successful at locating rush-hour traffic jams. Yesterday, our colleague and language school teacher, Miguel, commented that really slow-moving traffic was extra frustrating in that you feel as though you could walk to your destination faster than you can drive. This morning, as we were sitting in traffic, a father with his pre-school son crossed the pedestrian walk in front of us. At first, I was like, “Oh, he’s cute!”; then, Andy changed my viewpoint. “Look,” he said, “that preschooler is going faster than we are.” He continued, “And that’s not the worst of it. He can speak and understand more Portuguese than I can too!”

  1. Viewpoints – Today, that man may have looked up with his preschooler and thought “Look at the dumb Americans stuck in traffic.” A few years from now, that same man may look and say “How beautiful are the feet of them that bring good news!” 🙂

  2. Ooh, Kevin, I love your comment. Very nice. Praying for your family every day, and I know God is doing great things through you already! Hang in there!!! 🙂

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