Saturday, September 24, 2005

It Has Begun

Strange as it may seem, something has just begun today for me. We visited the Pan American school today as part of a field day. There was a good mix of Brazilian and American parents there, playing and eating. But the strange thing was that the English speakers gave me sensory overload. I didn't feel comfortable with them like I thought I might. The language my ears gravitated toward was Portuguese! It was kind of a weird moment; I don't know if things will be different here now. Don't get me wrong, I want to show as many people as possible the work we are trying to do here. But I feel like I am an actual part of the culture now; not just another visitor. For that I am very grateful. Enjoy your week!

3 comments:

JenniferReinsch said...

i'm so happy for you. that has to be a comforting feeling.

Heather A said...

I think that is a sign that you are well on your way to becoming enculturated! That is wonderful!

Love you guys!
Heather

Court said...

I'm so glad things are going well for you, Val! :o)