I was able to spend Christmas in the States this past December, and followed the holidays with a surgery that had me recovering the month of January at my mom’s. I appreciated all the well-wishes and flowers I received from family, friends, and supporters.
Before I came back to Brazil in early February, I was able to speak about my mission work during a chapel service at a Christian school where one of my former Brazilian colleagues now works, as well as at a Senior Center. The kids at the school were very fun and asked a lot of questions during my presentation. Afterwards I stopped in a few classrooms for more Q&A.
I have shed the heavy layers, coats and mittens and am getting ready for a new year of English classes!