Let the second part of the trip begin :D
We had to wake up early the second day and it felt terrible because we were jet lagged, it felt terrible to wake up feeling that way but we were excited which made the sleepy feeling go away for a bit. I always fell asleep in the car while we were on our way to our courses at church and on our way back home.
After ’’school’’ (let’s call it school because it’s easier to call it school that courses or church or class.) we went to a park to have a picnic with our teacher, my host parents and Byron’s wife, the prophet Amanda. We ate Portuguese chicken with fries and I’ve never tasted such a good chicken as the one I ate that day, it was more than delicious for me and my tummy. After that, Amanda took us to an ice cream shop called ’’Le Bilboquet’’ and they say that the ice cream is handmade and that’s what makes the store so popular. Believe me or not, that ice cream was delicious and refreshing. It was sunny and very warm outside so the ice cream was needed.
We headed back to church where our parents were waiting for us to go home, so we said goodbye to the others and they took us to a place with a lot of shopping stores. It was like a mini city in a big city, I don’t know if you understand what I mean but it looked like a little town, a super cute one to be honest. Amanda met us up with Olga and Vero and, for the first time in my life, I bought a bikini :O Big step for tomboy Matilde!
Unfortunately the stores closed earlier than we thought so we ate dinner at Mc Donald’s where we made an old couple mad because we laughed so hard. It ended with them leaving the place because we didn’t shut up. Sorry because we are joyful people and we decided to eat at a public place where we actually can laugh hard… <3
When we came home we headed right to the pool and took an evening dip with the girls and Vero came over to our place to spend a day with us too. We played Marco Polo and it was funny though I was always taken and I always took Blanca. We laughed a lot that night and I started feeling myself like a part of the family already.
First day of liberation! OMG I felt so good after that, I won’t explain what it is because that would be too much to read, so I basically talked with someone about what I had in my heart I got healed by praying and talking out all my feelings and stuff. Well, that day was very important for me as the female that I am and the one I should be.
One thing that I’ve been fighting with is loving myself as all girls do and my ’’getting better process’’ had to begin with starting loving myself and see myself as a pretty girl, someone worthy love and respect, someone who knows she looks good in dresses and skirts and not only jeans and shirts. It all happened after I prayed with this person and God showed me much He loves me, rather, I started seeing how much He loves me and how He wants me to love and appreciate myself.
On day 3 we went downtown to Montreal’s centrum and it felt like I was in a movie or in FRIENDS with all the lightning and stores, tall buildings and all the people! OH MY GOD there were a lot of humans there and the traffic was horrible! You really need to wait when the traffic lights are on red for the passengers and even when it’s on green, some drivers don’t care if they drive over you or not.
Oh well, it was beautiful anyway and we went underground for the first time that day, it felt like we were in Stockholm!! When we went to the first FOREVER 21 store the girls and my hosting mom made me try a tight green dress and a long skirt with green flowers on it. I felt pretty, too pretty and when I walked out the dress room they all gasped and said how beautiful and good I looked in the dress and the skirt. I couldn’t believe my eyes and ears, so I said ’’No, this isn’t made for me. It’s way to good for me, I should just find a shirt or some jeans instead’’. My hosting mom came towards me to say wonderful words to me and she reminded me of what God wanted me to do. Of course, I started to cry and she asked me if I wanted the dress and the skrit, if I felt good and pretty in them and I said yes. I took them off and told my sister to not buy them to me, that I only said that to make them feel good and that I felt too good-looking in them.
Kamila took the dress and the skirt from me and started talking with our mom, she came to me and asked me one more time if i liked them and, again, I said yes so she hugged me and said that I looked beautiful and that I should buy them. I started crying again as the sensible person I am and in that moment I saw them, the coolest Carlos Perez Monterrosa and my big sister Genesis. I felt so ashamed, the first impression of me to him was a crying girl who didn't love herself enough to buy a dress and a skirt. Genesis took him with her to see the fireworks with us. Both of them told me to buy the clothes and yeah they really said comforting words to me.
Oh yeah, I almost forgot! I met a new friend that day, Abi, a girl from the worship group at church. She was really kind and nice, I liked her! While we were at FOREVER 21 walking and looking at the clothes, Kamila and the other girls headed to the pay desk and bought the dress and skirt to me!!!! Again, I started crying because they gave me so much love so I hugged them and that day, that day, I wrote history! I went from a real tomboy to a more girly tomboy, if you can be that now… I never felt like that before, so much love and compassion. I’m so thankful for you guys, I know you’re reading this! <3 <3
We headed to the place where we would watch the fireworks. We were so tired, more like exhausted, but it was totally worth it. The fireworks were amazing! We went home and told dad about what happened and he agreed with the rest of the family about me and my sister, that we should work on our self-confidence and that they would help us with that for the rest of the trip.
This blog ended up being longer than I wanted it to be but I hope you liked it and that you’ll like the following pics of these two days! :D
See you next week with part 3!
Le Bilboquet and the shopping center
Downtown Montreal and a picture of all of us, I look horrible but the other ones look good so avoid looking at crying me :D