Opening Ceremonies

Today, Rio welcomes the world into their “home!” For the next 16 days, every Brazilian will celebrate their history, culture, and their importance in this world. Their hearts will swell each time their team enters the stadium or their national anthem is performed for the world.


In a small way, that’s the way I feel each time I welcome someone into my “home.” Within the walls of my home there is much history, culture and importance. My husband and I have raised our family within those walls, we’ve welcomed grandchildren, we’ve housed people who needed shelter and love, we’ve entertained friends, we’ve laughed, we’ve cried, and we’ve loved. It is my desire that we’d all have a place to call “home;” a place that makes our hearts swell.