Full-time working mom. Juggling with career in Public Health, traveling throufhout the country for informational meetings or Project presentations.
Absolutely loving our assignment in Brazil as a foreign Service family: back to my hometown, witnessing my children develop their Portuguese/English interchangeable skills on a daily basis!
Traveling for fun and for work. The later, some 30 times since I started my current job… and still counting!
As an example, a quick trip to Colombia to share our HIV self-testing implementation project findings!
Not much of a “talk-about-politics” person. In fact, not at all. Recent events have made me change the way things are perceived. Frustration and dispair have left a dark cloud over this country’s unique lanscape…my frustration has kept in silence, a wise choice in times like these. The social media covering the recent events has left people feeling sad, hopeless, frustrated.
Dark times ahead? Only time will tell. “My political party is my country”. Meanwhile, people go out claiming for a better nation.
This is not a real post, at least, not per se. But I felt like I needed to have something out there. The Lima-Miranda Family is still is Brasilia, Brazil. Enjoying live, working like crazy, traveling [for work and just not enough for leisure…], keeping friends close and ensuring the Little Miranda kiddos are being brought up in a nurturing, enriched and compassionate environment.
Mixed languages at home. Our youngest child is now 5, and spends her days at pre-school. The two older kids still keep their dad and I on our toes. Love still surrounds us.
Work in Public Health [better saying, Zika virus & its possible implications – oh, boy!!!] has kept me busy, and quite happy, I’d say. Meaningful work in an enjoyable work environment – the dream to any EFM/FS spouse, I dare to say! Apologies for the ‘blogging hiatus’… better [and calmer!] times will come…
More to come. For the time being, my deepest appreciation for the ones who remained for the long haul, standing strong while we move at our slow pace….
Peace to all, and see you very soon,
Then : bidding farewell to their ‘BFFs’! [Até logo, para os melhores amiguinhos!] : Now, in 2015 “Festa Junina” Mode!
After three long years, our family is back to the celebration of “Festa Junina”. Three years ago, when we left Recife, Pernambuco, our oldest kids bid farewell to their best friends, and embarked into the new adventure: La Paz, Bolivia.
Bolivia’s assignment is now over, and since mid-July 2014, we’re been living in Brasilia. The Fall Harvesting celebrations have reached the capital of Brazil, and once more, The Lima-Miranda Family will embrace their mixed roots, and enjoy the very first “Festa Caipira” from 2015, at their children’s international school.
Stay tuned for more updates on photos, which should describe how our family planned to display their best “Caipira Attire”!
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Last day of school. Bidding farewell to best friends… Hopefully, one day, they’ll be together again! ♥
- Saying ‘Goodbye Brazil’ in style! (3rdculturechildren.com)
- Day 625 in Brazil: More resources to entertain our children [and avoid going crazy!] (3rdculturechildren.com)
- What we see at the Park: The Mother and Her Eight Children (3rdculturechildren.com)
- The Casa da Cultura de Recife (3rdculturechildren.com)
- COLORFUL BRAZIL: Last Farewell at Boa Viagem Beach, Recife (PE) (adrianoantoine.wordpress.com)