The following are some picture of the small family I have spent the last five weeks living with. I will leave them on Saturday to return to Santo Domingo before moving in with my third and final host family in Andres, Boca Chica.
Minerva must be in her 50’s and is caring for her three grandchildren. She has already raised four children of her own, who are my age and older. Her husband died a little over 5 years ago of a heart attack. Her children (the parents of her grandchildren) life in Santo Domingo.
They are very worried about my moving away and living on my own in Andres and have made me promise that I will stay in touch and go and visit her daughters in Santo Domingo. They are a very cute and loving family.
I then tried to explain to them that I wanted a “funny faces” picture. Here is how that translated.
Everyone comments on how “rubio” Steven is and how he could be my son.
And the following are of a little photo shoot that took place in my room one night.