Yesterday we welcomed another student, Matheus Israel to our household. Amie and I had a good feeling about him right after reading his introductory letter. He didn’t disappoint and seems to be an awesome kid. I am usually good with figuring out people so I know.
Matheus is our 8th International Student. We have been relatively lucky so far in terms of having positive experiences with our students. Relatively in that we had a rough ride with our 7th student who happened to be from Germany. (Nothing against German students as we had an awesome experience with our first German kid). In the end it worked out for both parties as he was able to find another family and we were able to get Matheus, plus he drops by regularly to visit us and play with the boys. Sometimes somethings are not just meant to be.
A couple of hours after Matheus stepped off the plane, we wasted no time in orienting him to what he should expect as a Winnipegger. We took him on his first ski experience. He took the trails like he was a veteran. In fact he fell just a couple of times which was about 10 times less than I did on my first ski trip. The boys also wasted no time orienting him to our house, engaging him in lively and highly competitive indoor soccer games as soon as we got home.
With his pleasant attitude Matheus is going to be a great addition to the family and we are quite happy to have him with us.