Because I am a nerd I'm throwing in a quote from Wicked: - "Because I knew you, I have been changed for good." I don't think that could be more true. Each and everyone on this trip has touched me, changed me.
I would just like to say a few things about everyone in our group individually.
1.) Sarah - You are a wonderful foreign mom. You are very kind in your ways and what you do. So very caring and gentle.
2.) Emily - I still marvel at how well you can speak Spanish. You would think that after this week I would be able to comprehend it. You're always ready to help and you take your time and make sure your ears are open to whatever needs to be done.
3.) Jen - You can find bandages quickly and wrap them. Your sense of humor is great. I would gladly be your patient any day.
4.) Laura - I wouldn't mind being your patient either. Always ready to check people in and play with the kids.
5.) Dad - You are the reason I am here. Without you I wouldn't have been able to come. Thank You!
6.) Dave - Your dedicating to learning and interpreting Spanish is amazing. Your voice and songs are wonderful too. Especially, "Friends of My Heart" from last night.
7.) Kelli - You certainly are a whiz in the pharmacy. You came right in and started without a doubt. And you were kind enough to always help me when asked.
8.) Emma - You are ever so patient. Especially when you were teaching me how to order food and drinks in Spanish.
9.) Cathy - You are a wonderful shopping buddy. And a wonderful leader. Without you I don't know if we would even be down here.
10.) Helen - The same goes for you. I think you are the most selfless person I have ever met. Always volunteering to do the jobs no one else wants to.
11.) Nora - I'm so glad you were here with me to share this experience. I have a special quote for you - "Much Friend. Such Love!"
I am going to miss all of you dearly. I have to say that I get attached to people easily. I will be giving everyone hugs after this whether they want one or not. Soon some of our group will leave us, as others journey on to Tikal. Either way,, we are going to be thrown back into our lives. I expect it will be hard. But we'll have to manage. We can all rejoice today. For we have served the Lord. And had a great time frankly.
- Elizabeth Peller
Yesterday is History, Tomorrow is a Mystery. Today is a Gift. That's Why We Call It the Present!