Once upon a time.. .
In a far far away land named Brazil…
there lived a boy. This boy was to attend his big brother’s wedding in the city.
In that far away land named Brazil, there also lived a girl. This girl was to accompany her sister to her sister’s friend’s wedding. The girl really didn’t want to go, but her sister begged and begged (for their father wouldn’t let her go alone).So the girl finally reluctantly gave in. She was quiet and didn’t mingle in all the groups as her sister did. But she did however, end up sitting next to the boy at the reception.
But the night eventually ended as nights eventually do, and each went home. The boy to his home with his parents. The girl to her home with her excited sister. But the girl stuck in the boy’s memory and a few days after arriving home he wrote to her. He didn’t have her address, so instead he wrote to their church in her city.
And so.. . it began.
They wrote to each other without interruptions for 8 months before the boy asked the girl to be his girlfriend. He was 17 and she 16, both were canvassing and life in the 80’s proceeded. Their correspondence continued, the boy became a canvassing leader, and the girl ultimately finished her canvassing term.
A total of two years and three months after his brother’s wedding, the boy wrote proposing to the girl. As soon as he mailed the letter his heart skidded to a stop and a desperate desire to retract the letter overcame him. What if she said no?
But she didn’t. She said yes, and seven days after his 20th birthday, the boy and girl were married. Shortly after, he became a Bible worker.
Almost five years later, she found out she was to receive a little package. Soon the boy and girl, would be parents. A month early, they received in the Brazilian spring, on the 23rd of November, a little pink package.They named her Larissa. Meaning happiness. When the little pink package turned two years old, her daddy was ordained a Pastor.
Time flew by and after seven moves since their wedding, the most drastic move occurred. The girl and the boy were to leave their family behind. Were to seperate from their close friends, and move to another continent as missionaries. In the year 2000, the century begun and with it a new chapter for the Tenorio family. They moved to Dallas, Texas, USA. God had sent them there, and there their life continued with trials, but with plenty of blessings to outweigh them.
One of which was the discovery another package was on the way. And in the American spring, on the 23rd of May, a little blue package arrived. They named him Victor for by God’s grace he will be victorious. When the little blue package turned two years old, his daddy was ordained a Minister.
Time flew by once more, and after five years and four moves, the increased family was to move once more.This time, further North. In the summer of 2005 the Tenorio family arrived in Toronto, Canada. There they established a record of longest time living in one place. A total of five years and a few months passed with many trips but no moves.
Yet, in 2010 things changed again. This time North was not the direction they went, but West. From Ontario to British Columbia they went.
And here. .. is where you pick up their story!
– Larissa. ~*
(The little pink package. .. 🙂
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Once upon a time.. .