I want to thank everyone for leaving the kindest comments about my hometown and my family and me.
I am a lucky person. I come from a special and beautiful place. I got to live there for 31 years. In French homesick is Le mal du pays. (The country's ache) I have that illness. There is no cure for it. My kids are way too young to appreciate the sacrifice I made for our family but my husband is well aware of it. That helps. On the way back home we had 2 flights to take, Quebec-Toronto and Toronto-Los Angeles. When we took off from Quebec I cried and then again when we left Toronto because then I was leaving my country once again. I wish I came from a boring place sometimes, it would be easier to leave it behind.
I hope it will not take another 3 years before I get to go back.
If you miss part 1 it is here
part 2 here
part 3 (with a pic of me at 17 yrs old) here
So a few more pics from our visit
|Helping my dad in the yard!|
|My dad has lots of grapevines. He makes his own wine with the grapes.|
Will's Godmother is one of my best friend. She like to spoil the boys. There is a fantastic toys store near her house called BENJO. She took the boys there and they made a craft, painting a figurine. Then she told them to pick something in the store.... Ayaye....trouble!
So Jonathan aka mini Urban (if you are new and you don't get this, you can read here) shocked everyone and said : "I want a GUITAR!" Of course he does. I loose parental control with my friend. She is the boss. So they found the musical section and there it was; the most precious thing Jonathan had ever seen: A UKULELE! He was soooo happy. He took that thing everywhere we went. He would have slept with it if I had let him. He showed it to the pilots on the plane when he got on. It was a HUGE HIT. Will also found something cool: a Batman board game. So my friend Sonia is their favorite by a mile.
|Can you see what it says on my shirt? GOTTA RUN!|
|See the Ukulele?|
See they have this mini entree just for kids.
|Of course Jonathan had to be on the guitar side and pretend to play it!!!|
I miss her, I miss my family, I miss everybody.