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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 ...
I'm so tired today that I cAn barely write. After a week filled with back to back work and extra excursions, it all culminated today. Beginning last night we were all admitting to feeling like we missed home, it's comforts, and were weary, uncomfortable, tired, or maybe a bit sick from/ of some aspect of our trip. For me it was a few things. The difficulty in communicating with my family was tough. The inconvenience of the internet and desire to fully experience the trip ...
... 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 ...
... So maybe, just by making the trip, we had 'accomplished' the purpose. With that in mind, we continued to church. A trip that included a walk in the rain, a 40 minute gua gua ride with 23 of us in a 13 passenger van, and another walk in the rain. There is much to say about our day but the only part I want to mention now is that the visiting pastor gave a sermon on hate. It was a great message on how hating takes up energy and space in our life and keeps us from being and doing all ...
... trip etc and went round to Pabo’s house to pay what we owed and he invited us in for lunch which his wife cooked just for us, rice, pasta, lettuce, pork, goat it was massive, glorious and now we know why Pabo has such a smile and large belly. The temperature is now hotting up here and it is 34C today and the wind is starting to ease a little, but wont be good for us until Friday or Saturday, so we have another 3 or 4 days here, what a shame!!
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