Update from Panama

Its been a busy past few weeks. I was in Disney for a week with some family and then I went to Minnesota to see my younger brother’s graduation. I was home for two days then I left for CR.

I arrived in Costa Rica last week and spent a few days with my older sister. She had not started her new job yet so we had time to hang out. We were pretty lazy just watching movies and catching up.

I can’t believe her daughter Danny is almost nine. Time really flies. When we first met Eva told everyone that she was pregnant. Its been a lot of fun to watch Danny and every one else grow up over the years.

Monday the 21st I left for Panama.The trip to panama was a little interesting because I missed the morning bus. There is a new bus station since I had been here last and the Taxi driver went to the wrong place. By the time we figured out where the correct place was the bus had already left. The driver was really nice though. We chased after the buss and wait by the side of the road for 30 min hoping we hadn’t missed it. We finally gave up and he took me back to the station to see if there was a later buss.

The taxi driver was nice enough not to charge me for all the time we spent looking for the buss. Lucky there was another bus at 11 so I exchanged my ticket for that one. This bus did not go all the way to David panama where my family lives so my father and sister met me at the board to seek me into the country. 🙂

The next day was my birthday which our family celebrated by getting me a big cake with a picture of a doll that looks just like me. I spent most of the day watching season 2 of house with my little sister.

The last time I was here was a year ago and its amazing to see how much everything has changed in that time. My little sister isn’t so little anymore. She is 15 and in 11th grade. Soon she will be off to college.

The city of David is also getting bigger. They are building new raod and new housing compolexes. About 6th months ago they moved into a new house. Its really nice and not too far away from there old house.

I really enjoy my time here even if its doing nothing and watching lots of episodes of House. I’ll be here for a couple of more day then its back to Costa Rica.

I was able to do a little video interview with my sister about our blog. Hopefully I’ll have that up soon . I’m also planning on interviewing other family members about there experiences.

Well thats it for now. I’m here for 10 more days then back to the US.

6 thoughts on “Update from Panama

  1. Hi Nelson,

    My name is Chiara and I’ve been working at Pro-Búsqueda in El Salvador for a year and a half. I ran into your blog by chance on the internet and I’ve found it to be amazingly interesting, emotional and informative.

    My work in Pro-B is focussed on young people who were separated from their biological families during the war here and then adopted by families in the US and Europe. Many families here in El Salvador are still searching for their relatives, as I guess you probably know. Recently, we’ve been trying to set up networks in the US of people who’ve been reunited with their biological families through Pro-Búsqueda, in the hope of enabling them to support one another and share their experiences with others who are thinking about searching for their families and eventually perhaps conducting awareness-raising and fund-raising activities for Pro-Búsqueda.

    I was wondering if you would be interested in helping with these networks? I’d really love to talk to you more about this, and about your experience in general – perhaps you could send me an email to psicosocial.probusqueda@gmail.com when you get a chance.

    Many thanks and congratulations on putting together such a great blog.

    Chiara

  2. Hi Nelson,My name is Chiara and I’ve been working at Pro-Búsqueda in El Salvador for a year and a half. I ran into your blog by chance on the internet and I’ve found it to be amazingly interesting, emotional and informative.My work in Pro-B is focussed on young people who were separated from their biological families during the war here and then adopted by families in the US and Europe. Many families here in El Salvador are still searching for their relatives, as I guess you probably know. Recently, we’ve been trying to set up networks in the US of people who’ve been reunited with their biological families through Pro-Búsqueda, in the hope of enabling them to support one another and share their experiences with others who are thinking about searching for their families and eventually perhaps conducting awareness-raising and fund-raising activities for Pro-Búsqueda.I was wondering if you would be interested in helping with these networks? I’d really love to talk to you more about this, and about your experience in general – perhaps you could send me an email to psicosocial.probusqueda@gmail.com when you get a chance. Many thanks and congratulations on putting together such a great blog.Chiara

  3. Nelson/Roberto,

    I found your story heartfelt and full of a promise for more happiness to come your way.

    You probably do not remember, but I was the person siting with the small boy next to you on the plane from Orlando, FL to Minneapolis, MN. You were on your way to your brothers college graduation.

    Keep adding to the story. I will pass this site along to family and friends.

    Best wishes,

    Noel Easton

  4. Nelson/Roberto,I found your story heartfelt and full of a promise for more happiness to come your way.You probably do not remember, but I was the person siting with the small boy next to you on the plane from Orlando, FL to Minneapolis, MN. You were on your way to your brothers college graduation.Keep adding to the story. I will pass this site along to family and friends.Best wishes,Noel Easton

  5. Noel I’m really glad you like our blog.

    I do remember you and your grandson.

    I’m heading back to the states tomorrow and my sister and will start writing more.

    Take care

    Nelson

  6. Noel I’m really glad you like our blog. I do remember you and your grandson.I’m heading back to the states tomorrow and my sister and will start writing more. Take careNelson

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