Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Honduras... I'm going back

In 1.5 weeks (May 30th) , I will be on a plane flying to Honduras by myself, for a month. A whole month!

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!

11 comments:

  1. Wow what a great opportunity! You will love it! It will be good to have time to yourself too! You are clearly so good with babies xoxox

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    1. I am so looking forward to all of that! Thank you Jess. :)

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  2. Oh my gosh - this is the most exciting news!!!! I'm glad you can stay connected because I'm going to need to know how you are doing down there :)
    That picture of you hugging that baby in your lap... all the feels!
    That just breaks my heart something crazy about the older people just getting pushed to the side. people can be so heartless.
    I am going to be praying for you every day - starting now - because I know this is going to be so fulfilling for you but also tug that precious heart of yours. Praying you find some peace & wholeness in all of this. I have always said that I believe I dont have children so God can use me in ways that others wouldnt be available to do... I'm seeing this in you.
    You cut that hair at just the right time, didn't you? Who needs long hair in that heat!
    I'm so excited for you friend. Much love to you!!!

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  3. Oh my ... this sounds so exciting and inspiring. How wonderful that you will have this opportunity and for a whole month - that sounds amazing! Mission work is definitely work (mental, physical, emotional, spiritual, etc.) -- but it affects the person who goes as much as the people they are serving. I will be praying for you -- I do so hope you can continue blogging about what you'll be doing there. I could understand an adult day care while the family members worked, but to drop them off and never come back for them? It sounds so heartless to me, but if that's the culture they are used to or if the economy is such that they have no other choice ... I can't even imagine. All the best to you during this time!!

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  4. I have a friend who owns a bar/hotel on an island called Roatan- would you have time to visit? I can see if I can get you a deal on your stay!

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  5. I am so excited for you. I can't wait to hear how it all goes. So awesome you'll have your own place and wifi. Now we won't have to wait a month to hear your adventures :)
    Love that your going to be in baby heaven. I was just thinking, you may not have one of your own. But look at all the amazing opportunities that keep coming your way to be a temporary mom to all these babies and children you've watch so far in your life. I definitely think you are being watched out for up above and being given all these blessings and opportunities with children because he knows how much love you have to share. These new babies will get to experience that love you have and I can't help but think how lucky they will be to have you for that month!!
    Have a great experience my friend, looking forward to hearing all about it. Definitely bring a camera:)

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  6. This sounds like such an amazing opportunity. I cannot wait to hear more about it.

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