Mother’s Day and then my Parents Arrive!
Posted by Igor Popstefanija on May 13, 2009
So this week has been very good so far. This weekend I went back to the training village to be with my Samoan Family for Mother’s Day. In Samoa, Mother’s Day is taken very seriously, with a lot of activity around the church. There was morning church, as usual, and if I understood Samoan better I would probably hear some kind of sermon on Mothers, I’m guessing devoted to Mary. Then at afternoon church, people put on a show, dedicated to Mothers. The children did plays, while the Mother’s did dances. Supy’s Grandmother also played the ukulele. Pictures below.
Then today, my parents arrived from the USA for their vacation. Me, Cale and Sara went the airport in the wee hours of the morning (Sara’s parents were on the same flight) and I spent the rest of the day showing them around Apia and then to my house. We went to a traditional dance at Aggie Grey’s in the evening. Tomorrow I plan to go with them to Savai’i. I am very excited that my parents are here, but unfortunately they’re only here for a short time (they leave on the 18th). On Saturday I will be taking them to the training village, so they can meet my host family, and be treated to a traditional Samoan meal. Hopefully we’ll be able to squeeze in some hiking, the Robert Louis Stevenson museum and/or the baha’i temple in the other days. And below are also some pictures of me with the fam!