Mba’eichapa (hello in Guarani).
Today marks a week since Jon and I left the United States. It already feels like a decade ago.
We now reside in the picturesque country of Paraguay. Paraguay is the land of red dirt roads, cows, orange trees, and terere. Sometimes you must be weary of the cows, particularly at night. They are everywhere. Including your neighbor’s front lawn in town. And unlike the U.S. of A here they have horns. Also, don’t confuse them with dogs.
I would like to introduce you to our host family and home for the next three months. Our mom is Gladis, our father is Oscar, and we have two teenage sisters, Paz and Anahi. They are simply great. And hilarious. Really hilarious. Do you know when you laugh so much that your cheeks hurt? That’s what it’s like being around them. Life is funny and it feels darn good to laugh.