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... factors. I also am sick of the bugs and showers and heat and sweat. ( bikram, you've got nothing on the DR). It's been unstoppable heat, with not a drop of rain this week. The kids have come to rely on my motherliness, hitting me up for advice on earaches, rashes, soreness, female issues, communicating with parents, and other little difficulties that feel big after being a way so long. I'm so glad to fulfill that role, but ironically, despite that I'm the only one around ...
... next car (and that's saying something). She'd negotiate a killer price with the vendors then the rest of the girls would partake in the great prices. Triple win!
One artist/vendor gave me a henna tattoo as a sample, a lovely mariposa. We ran into him afterwards at an ice cream shop and I bought him an ice cream as a thank you. The genuine thanks we both felt for the generosity the other shared held no air of condescension, or awkwardness, ...
... able to 'immerse' her in the culture or fully 'engulf' her in it. Then they grabbed her by the ankles and whoosh--she was immersed!!
Otto and I had arranged for music, dancing, and cake as well. Then seņor Bro told us the traditional parts of a real quincianera, and the kids decided to enact it the next day.
I'm sure it was her most memorable ...
... and draw me in in the same way despite my inability to translate anything they say. The Dominican kids clearly look up to them and they direct with a mixture of love and discipline that is very genuine and familial. The American born leaders Miss Morgan, seņor Braun, and Jill from K-U, are all at the top of their game making this a trip with so few problems or glitches that I don't want to even mention it for fear of jinxing us.
... just started passing out phone numbers and
introducing us around.
Proverbs 3:27 says, "Do not withhold good from those who need it, when it is in your
power to act." How often have I had the power to act, but my head took
over and I excused it away? I think back to two years ago when I was driving to
West Virginia to visit my dad. I had my kids and three of their friends in the van. On the side of the road we came upon two guys pushing ...