The kids were served their traditional "last meal" before their freedom ended and the daily grind of school began. Emily was the most excited for school as the other kids had found friends in the building to hang out with. Emily, however had no luck meeting someone her age so she was bored and couldn't wait to get to school. Of course a bored Emily isn't great for in-house relations so let me tell you, everyone was excited for school!
The kids were excited but also nervous as they bravely marched into their new surroundings on Tuesday morning. Each of them had a positive experience which is an answer to prayer!
This neighborhood is proving to be a most interesting one. It is comprised of many nationalities. The town of Willmar was a good primer for us with its population of Latin Americans, Somalians, and Northern Europeans. This neighborhood seems to be filled with countless nationalities. One of my professors who lives near me told us that he has six neighbors from six different parts of the world!
Being at the school, I could not honestly tell you which nationality is in the majority. There seems to be a population from the Asian countries, people from India and Pakistan, Middle Eastern people, African Americans, Southern Europeans, Northern Europeans, and Latin Americans. People almost literally from all around the world! What an opportunity for our children, I hope they become friends with some children from a cool place in our world. With my luck, they'll all be friends with Iowans! Guess you can't get much cooler than that!
Oh by the way, today Emily came home with an assignment. She needed to go to a library and check out a biography. We walked two blocks to the nearest library, got a library card, and checked out a biography on Michael Jordan!