This is my journey to be the mom God has called me to be. I want to listen to my kids' questions, stories, comments, fears and yes even complaints. "Mother may I?" comes from the heart of me that wants to always hear my kids. The way Jesus always hears me.
Living overseas in any type of culture is
difficult.It’s difficult because it
feels like it contaminates your culture.It challenges your way of doing things.
What is culture?
Culture is how a people group feel it is normal
Our culture seeps out of us in our language,
table manners, parenting, marriages, friendships, driving, housing,
bureaucracy, spending… I could go on.There are quite a few obvious cultural
differences but there are 1,000 more unobvious differences as well and to be
honest the ones that are unobvious are the hardest to wrestle with.Every single country, continent and people
group have their own culture.When we
start mixing this it can become very frustrating and also very scary.
few days ago I found myself frustrated by my kids and their new “attitudes”
since moving here to Portugal. The language
here is harsh and loud and it seems sometimes like its seeping into them. For example, a simple question to pass the
salt sounds like your demanding and demeaning. Where the American in me wants
to say “sorry but if you don’t mind If you would like to read the rest of this post please join me at blog.om.org