A Few of Our Favorite Things

It's taken a month, but I can now officially say that I love it here in Montenegro.  

Things are still really crazy, like the park benches in fifty percent of the town missing their seats kind of crazy, but overall normal is slowly coming back, and my heart is preparing for how broken it will feel when we have to leave this beautiful place.

We've had a lot of sickness, and still haven't gotten most of our things from home, but the last month has brought some wonderful experiences.  Here are a few of our favorite things (so far):

The Hard Rock Cafe Podgorica's one year anniversary celebration.  (Real American food does wonders mentally when you're in the middle of culture shock people!!!)

Speaking of food, chocolate Panettone is also extremely comforting.

Mail day is always exciting, and when daddy called and told us to come and get him one night because we had so much mail, well, let's just say it distracted us from the frustration of still not having our things from home!

New and old traditions, like Michaelmas, birthdays, and Valentine's Day have been bright spots during otherwise rainy days.

Even the rainy days aren't all bad...  Like the one where we stood in the Centar in pouring rain with a couple hundred other people for the UN's One Billion Rising celebration.  Little J was getting wet, and one of the sweet women there gave us her dry shirt to put over the stroller.  We tried to give it back before we left and she refused it, saying it was a present for the beautiful American baby.  

Of course, I think I've mentioned this, but we like the food too.  :)  We especially like the bread that's made daily at the little pekara a few doors down.  The family it owns the bakery has captured our heart with their kindness and strong desire to communicate with us.  Every time we go in they know a new English expression and we know a new Montenegrin expression and we try them out on one another.

Finally there's the just plain breathtaking beauty of this place.  Waterfalls that pop up after a rain right in the middle of the city (did I mention that it rains a lot here?), beautiful playgrounds everywhere, walking paths and viewing coves around the Millenial Bridge and the Moraca River, they take your breath away.

I wish I could show you my ultimate favorite thing, but I can't capture the hearts of the people on my camera.  The kindness, love, and generosity we've experienced since we've been here will always be what I think of when I think of my favorite thing about Montenegro!

Montserrat Wadsworth  – (February 21, 2016 at 8:34 PM)  

I'm so glad you've had all these bright spots to help in your transition! I cannot imagine what it would be like moving my whole family to a brand new country.

Abby  – (February 22, 2016 at 8:13 AM)  

Oh Montserrat, I couldn't imagine moving your family to a new country either! If you ever decide to visit though, we'd love to have you!!!

bwrightbrizee  – (February 22, 2016 at 8:44 AM)  

Glad that the birthday banner got there in time!!

... chasing slow  – (February 22, 2016 at 1:06 PM)  

Got a kick out to the park benches without the bench part! The bakery sounds delicious :)

I'm so glad that you are enjoying the transition and beauty of where God has placed you and your family.

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