Two weeks!

Trip Start Jun 18, 2007
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Trip End Jun 26, 2007


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Monday, June 4, 2007

Two weeks from today I will officially be in Haiti.  This has been a trip that has been in the planning stages for me since December (although I have been contemplating this trip for over a year).  One of my favorite quotes is "when I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say I used everything you gave me".  I hope that working with others (children) is one of my talents and I hope to use this in Haiti.  (I'm not sure they need my talents in reading, eating, and napping although I'm willing to share these too.)  When I discussed going to Haiti over a year ago with Jane, she mentioned they would really like a teacher to go.  I figured this was my chance to get "out of the box" and do something unique and challenging.  As a person approaches middle-age (ack!) it's hard to know exactly where to focus your volunteer efforts.  I already volunteer at my children's school and church.  These are no-brainers!  What else can I do, and how can I do it?  These are questions I have been asking myself.  I'm looking at my week in Haiti almost as an eye-opening quest to find these answers.  Hopefully through a lot of hardwork, sweat, and being out of the comfort zone I will find them.  If not, well then I'm hoping to at least sweat off a few pounds! 
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susanbutcher
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On you way
From the time you were very little you were always looking for new adventures.(hard for a paranoid mom )Always trying new things and looking for new experiences. You thrived on chanllenges. That spirit grew as you grew. You are one special young woman. Keeping growing and experiencing. Love Mom

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