The one pictured on the left was especially so. This is a group from the gym, the ladies from the dance classes, plus our two favourite teachers.
Oh, and Mexicans have the gift of sugar and sweetness. Although one lady did tell me she didn't like me when she first saw/met me. I burst out laughing, as did everyone else. She went on to explain why and how that changed. It was like receiving a huge hug. They so blessed me.
Then they gave me a gift to take along; a tree of life. The meaning was that they are all leaves on my tree. It was a truly wonderful morning.
When I posted the pictures on Facebook I got a few texted from other friends to ask if I was leaving for good, because that farewell party look a little extreme for a 3 month goodbye!!
The neighbours also got together in our terraza and everybody brought snacks to share. We had a wonderful evening with much laughter. We are truly blessed with some really great neighbours. The ladies get together almost monthly, for birthdays, but on occasion we drag our men out and so those friendships are growing too.
|Another group from the gym who took me for breakfast to say 'see you later'|
|Mario, Ernie and Mario|