Saturday, February 05, 2011

In Loving Memory of Abuelo

We received sad news from Guatemala this morning. Paulina's father Isidro (better known to us as "Abuelo", the children's grandfather) passed away overnight. He was a lovely man who always had a smile for us. He welcomed us into his family, and we are lucky to have had a chance to know him. He sold delicious fresh-squeezed juice on Santander Street in Panajachel, always dressed nicely and wearing his Panama hat. He lost his beloved wife several years ago, and we take comfort in the fact that they are now reunited.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Isidro's children Paulina, Olga, Isabela, Estela, and Carlos, and all of his grandchildren. You are missed, Abuelo.