What a blessing it was for us to host my PARENTS here in Mazatlan for Christmas. I haven't seen them in a year!
This was their first time visiting us since we have been on the mission field(4 1/2 years) . It was so surreal to me that they were here and we were FINALLY showing them a little bit of what we do.
One of my favorite moments when they were here, was at Rancho.
Here is what happened:
At rancho most of the kids can't speak clearly. So, most of the time you pretend like you know what they are saying.
Well on the day that Rancho children met my parents there was no confusion as to what they were saying. Carlitos (1st picture) ran up to my dad and said " HO HO HO"
Then all the kids started asking if my dad was SANTA CLAUS! It was hilarious. Carlitos would not let my dad put him down. He wanted ALL of his attention. And my sweet dad gave him all the attention he wanted.
Angeles wanted my moms attention the entire time too:) It was so sweet watching them interact with the children we are serving here in Mazatlan. My dad keeps saying he wishes he would have brought a big red bag with presents for the kids. I told him the attention he gave them is all they need and want:)
The Salvation Army kids came and caroled as a little surprise for us one night! So, my parents got to interact with them for a little bit.
Floreser had a Christmas Party that we were all able to attend. My parents danced the night aways with us and all the girls.
Like i said earlier, there are so many sweet moments from this trip. My parents getting to see what we are doing first hand was amazing. Interacting with the kids at the homes was incredible. Getting to take them to our favorite spots and letting them be tourists was great too! We had such a wonderful time with them while they were here. It was hard to say good-bye because I am not sure the next time that we will see them. But, with all the stuff we did while they were here, after they left, we slept almost an entire day:)
A trip I hope will turn into more:)