Last night my parents left from spending two weeks with Ali and me, and we had a great time sharing our world with them! Looking back, it doesn't seem like two weeks should be up already, but they did get to see a ton!
The day they arrived they took part of one of the weekly lunches at our house for young professionals,
And the next day they joined our youth group as we started a campaign in our neighborhood of gathering food to be given to needy families this Christmas
We had a lot of fun showing our city to them. Itu is known as "the city where everything is big," – (like this 2-foot Q-tip mom found for dad)
Here and throughout Brazil, we Kaisers have a name for ourselves, sooo –
mom got a pose in with the more sought after Kaiser of the region.
One of their favorite experiences was joining me to the “Sitio Shalom,” a drug rehab program I regularly work with here. While I was busy helping one of the residents, Marcinho, format his resumê,
mom and dad ate lunch with the other residents, and than dad gave one of the guys a lesson on how to play “Sudoku.” Watching them get by without a common language was hilarious, but they did it!
and lots of other beautiful children who were excited to have new visitors!
Besides all the events, we packed the time with some of the best people in the world, new foods, sights and experiences and as little sleep as possible. Mom and dad, thanks so much for coming and being a part of our world here! We love you guys, and look forward to the next time. But for now… try not to hurt your shoulders again shoveling snow back in Ohio! J