September 1st, 2013 | Uncategorized
Saturday afternoon after working the BNI academy, I got a lift with Gareth to the airport to pick up my family. My mother Stacey, my father Louis Jr., and my brother Louis III all came to visit my new home for the next 10 months.
I gave them a ‘wee’ bit of help of what to expect before they arrived in Belfast, like the random rain, great food, and great people. They were only here a week but they got to explore Giant’s Causeway, visit the Peace Wall, the Belfast Zoo, Victoria Square, and the Carrickfergus Castle. Of course I tagged along with them! I found the only FootLocker in Northern Ireland and talked to the manager about the Air Jordan shoe releases! Now I have one less thing to worry about, I can still get all the new shoes that come out!
Aside from finding the FootLocker, the first night and the last night were most memorable. Both nights we had dinner at the Maguires house. It was BRILLANT to have my family join in to meet and spend time with my new Irish family along with the other scholars here at UUJ.
Everyday Deirdre told my mom not to cry when she leaves to go back, but unforunately she couldn’t hold back tears as she left. I’ll be home soon Mom, just gotta change some lives in here Ireland first!