This year we are on home assignment. While being here, we’ve experienced some firsts…
Gabriel meeting his Grandma (and lots of other family members).
Gabriel experiencing snow for the first time (at age 4).
Ethan driving (only once on a dirt road).
Josiah playing tackle football.
Summer playing on a soccer team.
Josiah going to a public school.
Going to a roller rink to skate.
Kids ordering their own food at restaurants (we would do it for them in Brazil because of the language barrier).
Doing school online.
Riding with their Papa (grandpa) in his semi-truck.
Angela getting a root canal.
In the grand scheme of things, these are not really important. However, it reminds me that our kids (and us) don’t lead ‘normal’ lives. (Well, it’s normal to us!) So far this year has been a good experience for all of us and we are so thankful for the time we have here.
Although our hearts long to return to Brazil, we are soaking up the ‘firsts’ and all the other things we are getting to experience while here.
Here’s to the new year & new experiences!