It may have appeared that I was lost in action for 2012 but 2013 should be different.
In the fall of 2011 our bank account dictated that drastic steps were needed if we were going to have food on the table. Our neighbors have always been very generous with the abundance of their gardens but there are limits. I was teaching English at a private school part-time but our funds were low and our prospects in Italy were not looking good. We decided I would return to the US to work and replenish the account, while we continued to search for practical ways to support a life in Italy.
I quickly found a good position in the US with a lot of traveling. Since I would always be on the road we figured it would be best for Valerie to stay in Trivigno. Early in 2012 she was offered a part-time position and has developed some additional writing opportunities.
In December the private school I had worked for previously contacted me via email to ask if I was available to teach. This was God’s timing as our financial situation had improved to the point where we were looking for just such an opportunity.
I returned to Italy just in time for Christmas and we greeted the New Year together in the place we call home – Trivigno.