In our first year on the field, three of the families we came over with left because their marriage couldn’t take the stress. It’s real.
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I winced as the lights suddenly cut off.
“Really? Three nights in a row?” I thought to myself as my wife rounded the corner on the verge of tears.
“I can’t do this…I can’t do another night of no sleep!” she moaned. She was sick of the heat and the lack of air circulation every time the power cut out. In that moment, I should have hugged her but I wasn’t in the mood for complaints.
I scornfully shot back, “You are lucky to have running water! Most of the people in El Salvador would love to be in the circumstances that you are complaining about!”
I knew it was wrong but I hoped she would feel guilty enough to just suck it up. As this thought crossed my mind, my daughter’s voice rang out from the bathroom…
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