Bitter Sweet Tears - Adam Neff
I love these kids. I never thought I could have so much love for people that I met less than two weeks ago that i can barely talk to. It is kind of a miracle in a weird way. These kids have so little when it comes to material goods and so much joy and happiness. it reminds me of a quote that Brooke shared, “The happiest people don’t have the best of everything. They just make the best of everything.” They don’t know that a large part of the world looks down on these families when the world could learn from them. Happiness doesn’t come from material things. Happiness comes from your relationships with others and what you are built of. As i sit here writing, knowing that in a few short hours i will have to say goodbye. I start to feel blessed. I have been completely unplugged from the world that has been made for me and others and I have been given true joy.
After saying goodbye
Getting super excited to start heading home tomorrow. It was really hard to say goodbye to the kids and the girls and I will always have a place in my heart for them. Because when you walk into a room and have 40 kids just attack you with hugs; there is no better feeling.
This trip has changed me for the better. It has helped me break down personal barriers, learn my worth, and learn who i am and who I want to be. Although there were times where it was rough: fundraising, getting sick, teaching kids with no attention span. I would never in a million years trade it for anything. Youth Making A Difference has helped me personally and if you have not considered participating, I highly suggest you do. i love you all and I am ecstatic to see you all on Saturday so I can share with you all that has happened that can be put into words.
P.S. Natasha, if you’re reading this. I would love you so much if you bought me some milk and Cap’n Crunch.