Hotel el Rancho
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... the 70's, I don't feel old because of that. Spending this time with these younger playful and energetic people has revitalized the youth in me. I feel connected to the teachers and the kids in a way that would not have so easily happened at home.
Beyond all of that, we're here for one last day with the neighborhood kids and everyone was feeling a mix of emotions about that. Sadness, accomplishment, happiness, gratefulness for what we do have, and hope. ...
... country is full of friendly gestures.
After dinner at the hotel, the kids enacted the quincianos ceremony. Which is basically a fake wedding ceremony to celebrate her coming of age. Kayleys fathers, Natalie and Annalore, toasted her and helped her choose her court. They danced ( her pretend husband Caleb promises he'll work on perfecting her waltz soon) and celebrated and then we spent hours preparing items for our group for the last day ...
Today Kayley turned 15, she got to celebrate her quincianos in Latin America.
It's been a hot and work filled day. No surprise there. One thing we did at camp today was paint lucky friendship rocks. We used nail polish that I brought from home, and the kids loved it, painting many for all of their new friends. They made great birthday presents as well-- K will be ...
... baby saving plot, I'll have you know (Ruth)! The kids are a big family here, not desperate to leave. Marybella is the youngest, maybe 3, and has taken to Annalore and Jamie quite a lot.
There's a sense of belonging here that already makes me look past the litter, the uncleanliness, the toilet paper oddness, the heat and the bugs. Because we come in as a group offering friendship, there's an immediate trust. We leave our day packs ...
... up truck towards the nearest exit. The two were struggling a bit as they were trying to steer and push. As we passed I knew we
should stop but automatically mom mode took over and I went the safe route and
kept driving. I regret that moment. I am sure those two guys made it to the
exit no problem as it really wasn't all that far. But we missed an opportunity
to show God's love in a practical way. Who knows, maybe we would have had an