With all the adjustments of EVERYTHING (cooking, laundry, language learning, homework and cultural overhaul) we were advised to get some help around the house. At first I had big issues with this because I'm not the type of person that usually admits she needs help.

Hesitantly we found someone and she started last Tuesday. Wilma comes once a week. She shows me how to cook a Brazilian dish and cleans the house from top to bottom. She only speaks Portuguese and our communication so far is limited but we've learned how to get along pretty well with hand gestures, smiling, and the phrase "nao entendo!" Even though I still sweep and clean before she gets here we feel it's worth every penny. Mike laughs and says soon I'll be able to relax and let her clean our house when it's actually dirty!
Yeah Right!!!!
The amazing Wilma and the dinner
she prepared in a matter of minutes


Brenda Lichtenberg said...

I enjoy so much reading your blog and learning how we can pray for you and your family. I am so excited you have Wilma. I'm sure she will be a blessing - enjoy! I will be praying for God to just "show off" in your life as He is at work in your lives. Know I am praying for you all.

ccnichols said...

Girl you guys are such a blessing and thanks so much for the updates. We are praying for you guys. I'm glad you have someone to help out. I pray you'll relax and let her take over lol. I know easier said than done.

The Byrd's Nest said...

I could not survive without our Luisa.....so thankful you have Wilma in your life! What a blessing!

Jen said...

That is awesome you have help....learn everything from her..write it all down...you will be a prow in no time!

Melissa said...

the food looks yummy & your cute curly hair so great! love ya.