It is great being back on American soil again, and wonderful being back home.
I wasn't able to blog much my last few days because the wifi was in and out a lot. So I decided to wait until I get back home to recap my last few days there.
Sunday evening a mission team came in to spend the week. They were also from KY, and we knew some of the same people- small world!
It was a group of 8 women, and 1 man. This group was absolute life to me. They welcomed me into their group, loved me, always wanted me to hang out with them, and said I was now an honorary member. :)
I have no doubt that God brought them to me, just when I needed them most. I love these ladies and they will always have a special place in my heart.
Monday we went to 3 different places. First we went to a special needs girls home. I'm guessing there were maybe 50 girls there, their needs were all different.
It was wonderful getting to love on them, give them hugs, braid their hair, play ball with them, etc. It seems like every place I went, there was always just one girl I really connected with.
At the girls home, this one particular girl gave me the longest hug as I was saying goodbye. It felt like she didn't want to let me go. It was so, so hard to break away.
Singing with the girls
|This girl is 12 years old, and blind. Sweetheart.|
Then we went to a men's rehab center, and then to Los Bordos, the slums of Honduras, in San Pedro Sula. (Oh, how awful to say you live in the slums.)
|A very expensive high rise behind the slums|
On my last day there we went shopping. That was fun, and a very interesting experience. Again, it's just amazing how different our cultures are.
These are the 2 Honduran girls who work in the home. We weren't able to go out after all, so that was disappointing. But I just loved them to pieces. Before I left I gave one of them a little bit of money (the other girl wasn't there, so I left some for her too), she just started crying, and was so thankful. A little bit of money to us, is a whole lot to them.
Thursday I said my goodbye's and headed to the airport.
You'll never guess what happened as I was sitting there, waiting on the plane.
Yep, the electricity went out. No lights, no computers, nothing. I laughed out loud. Seriously. What a perfect ending to my trip! Haha!
I'd always said I couldn't foster because it would be too hard to give the child back, I just couldn't do it.
But seeing the impact R & E are having on their 4 babies, seeing how those babies lives are changed forever because this couple wanted to make a difference; makes me want to do the same.
Seeing how A and her husband rescued their 3 kids from the streets, and now they have love that they never would've known, makes me want to do the same.
I would love to foster to adopt, but no matter the time I would get with them, I know I could make a difference in his or her life. My eyes were opened.
Thank you all for your kind words, and your encouragement through the tough times, these past 2.5 weeks. I love y'all!!