As I've mentioned, my nanny job ends at the end of the school year, so I've been wanting to do something huge, before the next phase of my life starts. Then this opportunity came along.
I will be an intern for an American missionary couple who lives there. They have 4 babies under the age of 18 months living with them, and they also have a couple kids of their own.
I will be helping to care for the babies (heaven!), then one or two days a week I will go to the school to be a teachers assistant. Once a week I'll take one of the babies to the old folk's home and we'll visit with them. The old folk's home is more like an orphanage for old people. Relatives drop them off, and they are never seen again, they are all very lonely. So naturally, babies bring them a lot of joy.
I'll also help with cooking for different mission teams that come in. Oh, and I'll be able to go to the beautiful beach some too.
I was there 4 years ago for a week, and had an incredible time. Here's a few pics from that time.
In case you can't tell, I had a baby obsession back then too. Not a day went by where my heart didn't break. When you see so many unwanted orphans, and you would give every breath in your body to have just one...it's very hard.
Jeremy asked me if this trip will be hard, because I will be around all those babies again. I told him that every day is hard. Every breath is hard. This will just be another day. But I know it will be very fulfilling too, and I will be very, very happy!
The people I'll be staying with have a lot of property there, with a few other families. I'll have my own cabana, with wifi. So I'll still be able to keep in touch and hopefully blog.
I'm hoping they have a place I can run too! It would be hot runs though, their temps are in the 90's and humid. If I'm not able to run for the month, that'll be ok too. That just means more time lovin on the babies.
Have any questions? Feel free to ask me anything!