Sunday, October 17, 2010

Why we are here...

I'been wondering about how to start this blog. I decided that I don't want to tell my/our history from the start, as we have been living in this country for the last 13 years. It would be a lot to tell. But I'm willing to share a little about us, just to give you an idea about who's behind these words. Well, making a long history short, we're a Brazilian gay couple whom have been together for 14 years. We fled Brazil because my partner's strong family opposition to our relationship after he decided to come out of the closet. I was insulted, our young small business was wrecked because of public demonstrations of hate from his mother and I was firmly asked to leave him alone, which I did in respect to my own peace of mind, although my heart was broken. But he was persistent to the point that I accepted him back after he came up with the extrem idea of leaving the country for us to live in peace somewhere else. The natural choice was the United States of America, because of his acquaintance with the country from the time he was an exchange student. Then  we came. The start was rough, let me tell you! I barely spoke any English and had a difficult time adapting to the new culture. He was just fantastic in every way possible. He helped me A LOT in making me feel confortable here. Than came the fatidic and tragical September the eleventh and we were born again Americans in blood and tears. After more than a decade from the day we set foot in the land of the free, we're both proud American citizens. We have a lot to thank this magnificent country. Fortunately, after so many years of self-exile, lots of "saudades" of our families, friends and the country itself, finally my partner's mother came to her senses and decided to accept him for who he is, a loving, honest, hard working, good hearted, resourceful and LOYAL son. Recently we traveled back to our hometown, Sao Paulo, were I was properly introduced to his parents. Finally we're all in peace. All that is left to say is that our souls are Brazilian because we were born in Brazil, but our hearts are American by choice and always will be. Hope you enjoy your time reading our ideas and making your comments we will be looking forward to reading what you have to say. Thanks.