Two Christmas', lots of hugs and time spent together, and we find ourselves at Mom and Dad's again tonight, only this time looking back over the last couple of years and being happy for Adonis but sad for us because he is going back to Nicaragua on Thursday. He is excited to get back home so as he said tonight 50/50 happy to go back but sad to leave. Well, it is 100% sad for me...there will be an empty place at Grand Central without him here.
There will now be a young man going back to Nicaragua who fits the description of "brother" right along with the ones who were born into my family and the one who married into my family. He joins them as the brother who grew into my heart. Adonis, best blessings to you and the future ahead. I am so thankful for the internet and the fact that we can all still feel close. I am proud of how you have mastered the English language and all of the things that you have learned and will share when you return home. Adonis has a huge heart and a desire make a difference in the world. I am certain that he will. He sure has in this little corner of Iowa!