Friday, May 23, 2014

Last Day in Guatemala

Today was our last day, and we are more than sad to say goodbye. It was a typical day at school for most, but for prepa (kindergarten) volunteers (Aideen and Haele) they went on a field trip with both classes. It was a field trip to a traffic safety fair where the students played a lot of games and got to win prizes. It was touching to see how happy the students were when they got their faces painted and blow up balloon characters made for them!

At the end of the school day, it was time to say goodbye to the children we have been spending the last two weeks with. Goodbyes are hard, but they are even harder when you know you will not see them the next day.

Later tonight we will all be going to dinner together for one last family meal!

This trip has made us grow as a group as well as individually on so many levels. There are no words to describe this experience and what we learned.

Of the many things we learned one quote can describe a small portion of what was learned the past two weeks: "If you have food in your fudge, clothes on your back, a roof over your head and a place to sleep you are richer than 75% of the world... but it doesn't mean you are happier."

It's been fun Guatemala, next stop America!

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