I have now experienced my third clinic day and I continue to feel even more blessed to be able to serve the families of Guatemala. I continue to feel overwhelmed with the strength of the women and children that come to the clinic---their resiliency, strength, endurance, and love for their families. I am honored that they share a brief moment of their life with me and I hope that I can help the team to ease the distress . The team has worked hard to learn how to work together, navigate the country and the system. The days go by so quickly!
An extremely touching moment today occurred when I was able to share with a young woman that she was pregnant! She was very excited to share this news with me before everyone else in the street, heard the news, so we shared a quiet celebration together!
Another experience allowed me to do a village home visit to treat a young girl's sprained ankle. The entire family was there, in her bedroom, to help learn how to manage her pain. I also learned how to "exit" with a family. Each family member shook my hand and thanked me for my help. Families care for their children all over the world and are an integral part of their care.
It was a beautiful day!