Friday, December 23

i love getting mail

this is me and my friend kelly. we met last year when we were both doing our practicum for our teaching english as a foreign language course. we briefly discussed how we were both in the same program and about to head off to the same city of cordoba, spain for the upcoming teaching year.  exhibit A of what a small world it is. a few months go by and we see each other again at orientation in seville, spain and before we know it we've decided to be roommates with two other individuals in our program. it doesn't take long for us to realize that we have a mutual friend in common (the same person who told us both about the teach abroad program) and that we live less than three minutes from each other back at home! exhibit B of it really is a stinkin' small world out there.

so long story short we lived in the same apartment in spain and had 9 months worth of lots and lots of laughs, shopping trips, lunch dates, gym workouts, and really long talks. i would say that kelly was one of my main sources of laughter if i was ever feeling down in spain and i think she would agree that we developed quite a close friendship! after our teaching contracts finished in may, we said our "see you laters"in hopes that we would soon see each other at home. but before we knew it, kelly was leaving for another job in colorado and i was headed down to costa rica and we missed our chance!

well thank goodness that we finally met up the other day!! it was soo good to see her after more than 6 months! we got some lunch and did a little christmas shopping and it felt just like old times. so it was such a great surprise to receive a little christmas card from miss kelly in the mail today.....

what do you think about that donut sticker??


so here is the best part. inside my lovely little christmas card, kelly added a little keepsake from our apartment in spain. this little magazine clipping was hung up on our fridge after kelly confusingly asked someone why it said what it said. in spanish the clipping states, "Jesús quita el pecado del mundo." translated into english this reads "Jesus takes away the sin of the world." now, the word "pecado" translates to "sin"and is extremely close to the word "pescado"which means fish. when kel found this picture the conversation when a little bit like this:

kel: hey look at this, it says Jesus catches fish for the world...thats really weird.
roommate: says Jesus takes away the sin of the world..
kel: oh .. of course it does.
**bursts of laughter from everyone**

anyway. it was probably one of those times where you just had to be there but it was a running joke in our apartment for the rest of the year which is why i was so surprised/excited to receive this little gem in my christmas card today! thanks so much kel!

merry christmas!

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