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John met us today, thanked us for all of our work, and said "today is all about you relaxing and enjoying the beauty of the Dominican."
It was exactly what I needed to hear after a terrible start to the morning. Most days, I'm getting only 6 hours of sleep, and am totally fine with that; staying up late sharing life stories with Jamie, waking up early to fit in some yoga on my beach facing balcony.
But this mornings yoga started with a glimpse of a blob ...
... came back to see her in 10 years. We signed shirts, many kids asking for phone numbers and about novios. Rachel got a wonderful note in English calling her a 'better friend,' and a 'person honey' which we all cherished.
Kayley was the last to say goodbye, and had the sweetest hug for Marybella, the 3 year old who easily befriended each of us.
That was my moment. Making the connections with all of the kids this week has been so world changing to me. But watching ...
We left the TEARS team yesterday (sad to say goodbye!) and spent a day of rest and fun in Puerto Plata today. We head back to Calgary tomorrow. We fly out on WS 2519 and arrive in Toronto at 6:20 p.m. Our flight to Calgary is WS 671 departing at 7:45 and arriving at 9:54 p.m.
There was also a welcome party for members, that was filled with a live band, tented buffet style dinner, and entertainment that lasted all night. I met a couple from Canada and we had such a great time. I also saw a Las Vegas style show called Bravisimo that they held at Ocean World. The costumes were great as well as the singing and talent. I was blown away.
One thing I can say, is that I ...
... and are "living it up" with the minor amount of money we have and enjoying the local flare. Viva Luperon! If anyone has suggestions we would be grateful for it.
...but, we are living it up. This community has embraced us, we are almost local. Getting deals at every establishment, making friends on an actual friend level, Gringos ask us how long we have lived here, expecting years as the response. Our spanish is ...
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