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Travel Blogs from Ormoc
... all of you too. You are giving them hope by showing them and me that you care and you are paying attention to the struggles they are faced with.
We will continue to recover each day, and with your help rebuild the community.
P.S. My friend and coworker is still just 240 dollars short of funding the repairs to her home here in Tacloban. She is hardworking mother of three and is determined to bring her children back to Tacloban so she ...
I am safely back in the Philippines and of course happy to be in my element once again. I must say my element is not snowy, cold Michigan weather, I do love the warm weather quite a bit more. Though for the past few days the rain has been persistent and gloomy.
When I arrived back to Cangumbang is was so exciting to see all the children, they were of course beside themselves and the smiles we shared were priceless :)
At one job pulling down a house we got to know the five children living in a small, temporary one room hut. They never stopped smiling and lauing and were able to content and entertain themselves all day in that one small room with no toys or tv. Whenever we stopped for water we would hear thumping and uncontrollable laughing, mixed in with christmas carols being sung in dodgy english where they forgot the words. The eldest girl, aged ...
Once I took a step away from the situation, a literal escape to nearby islands where life was virtually going on as if nothing had happened, the gravity of the work to be done was somewhat overwhelming. And now as the one month anniversary has arrived, I am still trying to take things day by day, forcing myself to stay in the moment, doing the most I can each day and letting myself be satisfied with that.
It is difficult for me ...
Being back in Cangumbang the past two times has continued to remind me why I love the children, families, and village as a whole so much. They ground me in what matters in life. They bring a smile to my face effortlessly. They have an energetic passion for life despite difficult circumstances. They are slow to judge and quick to love. And as always when I am in Cangumbang, everything else is forgotten and it is impossible for me ...