This is the place where we are have documented the road we have walked in order to adopt our four children from Brazil and the road we are now on as a family. We are keenly aware that adopting is not just a process we've chosen to go through, but part of God's plan for us and for our children. May He be glorified through the process and through our family!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

25 November 2009

One month to Christmas and we started our celebrating tonight at the HSBC Christmases Around the World spectacular! Every year at the HSBC bank in downtown Curitiba, this great show draws large crowds. In each of the little windows (janelinhas) one or two children dress in costumes and sing Christmas songs with special lighting and great accompaniment. There are about 150 children in all. Maynara and Lucas were in last year's show, and were scheduled to be in this year's show as well, but got parents instead of fame and glory! Standing on the sidewalk in front of the bank, they still got to perform with their friends while standing next to their parents and siblings. Choreography and all! It was such a magical time watching and hearing them sing the songs they'd practiced all year--and waving at two of their friends from Casa Hai where they lived for the past 3+ years. We even got some pictures of them with their friends after the show.

Today was hot, probably in the 90's, so we haven't really felt like Christmas is on the way (despite the artificial greens and "icicle" lights we've seen all around town). But tonight Christmas was in the air and it was a beautiful thing.

1 comment:

Robin Barna said...

Just a quick note to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving. While I enjoyed my family today, I was thinking of yours and shared your joy with them. It is so wonderful (and important) that you have this time together and that your children will have all of these pictures as reminders. The tears and frowns will not be remembered, but the smiles, hugs and kisses certainly will.

Happy Thanksgiving to you all.