I’ve wanted for so long for my mom to come and visit the USA and her relatives here. For some reasons, it never seemed possible. But recently, that changed and she did! Yeah! It is extra special that she is here while Rob and I are also in the US.
It was so interesting to see my mom going through the same culture shock as I did! She is asking the same questions as I did! This time it is me explaining why “this way” and not “that way.” My husband and I would just look at each other with that knowing smile.
It also hit me that I’ve grown up. There was a time my mom had all the answers (She still does by the way)! But I could have never imagined that that I would be the one holding her hand and helping her to navigate in a new culture one day!
We are sharing special times together. She joined us during part of our road tour. And she was a blessing! She spent time with us interacting with our friends and families. And with her experience of Africa and the comments she made, she made our stories and experiences much more credible without even realizing it!
The amusing part of my mom’s time here in the USA is seeing her dealing with the cold. Oh my! She is so cute, sitting there by the chimney in the big house of our friend! She is happy, she is smiling, but she is well wrapped in her “blankey.” She reminded me of the times I was wearing hats and gloves indoors!
My mom is being introduced to so many American culture experiences! Most of them have been great and my mom loved them… except for the Dr Pepper one! That one she will not take back to Africa!
We are going to celebrate Thanksgiving here for the first time! We are looking forward to a special family time!