Thursday, August 26, 2010

Miss Marcella

Meet Marcella! The newest addition to our WigFamily. Marcella comes to us through the IVEP (International Volunteer Exchange Program) and is sponsored by two churches where she'll be serving twenty hours a week at each. She will be here for one year.
We've had lots of adventures already and she only arrived last Thursday evening.

Making zucchini brownies

This week we say farewell to my sister-in-law, Debbi, who lived with us this Summer. She spent the first five months of this year in Uganda and we celebrated this past Monday with a big Ugandan dinner. She returns to Messiah College this weekend as a junior studying anthropology and sociology. I learned a lot from this amazing little sister of mine and know she will do great things in the future. Marcella likes her a lot too! Debbi knows what it's like to go to a country and live with a foreign family who doesn't speak your native language, and has taught us a lot through sharing her experiences.

We're getting ready to go to the grocery store for the first time since Marcella's arrival and I'm excited to see what she thinks. It's been interesting to learn how very different our cultures are, and yet how much we have in common as humans. Marcella is always smiling and very patient with our fact she's listening to an interesting story that Z is telling her right now about smashing things. I'm off to rescue her...

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