Last night at dinner, this girl, Virginia, said, I’ll see you tomorrow! It old her that I was leaving in the morning. She asked for a gift to remember her by. I told her I didn’t have much (which was true, I packed ultra light, and brought no gifts) she asked if I could give her my necklace (I said no). I told her I would draw her a photo instead.
So I brought out this sketchbook that Kwin Krisadaphong sent me, and she asked for that as a gift. I showed her Kwin’s inscription and told her I couldn’t give away a gift to me.
I quickly sketched out this picture with a nice sketch pen I carry with the book. (She asked for the pen as well. )
I tore out the page and handed it to her after writing a message in both English and Spanish, then reached around to hug her and slipped the pen I to her back pocket. She pulled her shirt down over the pen so no one else would see.
It’s hard to want to be able to give everything to every child, but some of them somehow seem to make a bigger mark than others.
In Houston waiting for the flight to Pittsburgh now 4 minutes late. Plane pulls up to the gate. Me: “oh good, the plan is here!” Everyone around me: ” grumble grumble late grumble grumble”
Perspective people, perspective. You are all blessed with the freedom and income to travel. Unfortunately complaining and bad attitudes seem to be included.
I have learned so much from those who have fewer material goods than I do, but whom are far richer in extracting the most from each moment in life.
Safely arrived in Honduras, met our transportation to the village, saw many old friends already, it almost feels like home.
The Sun is setting, the breeze is cool, the kids at everywhere, the meal was great, the parrots are chirping and the strangest thing is there are lights coming on in the village.
2 years ago there was no electricity here at all, then all of a sudden electric poles went up, now lines and lights.
We have seen one patient already, a boy with a leg infection from a motorcycle accident.