How Do I Put All of My Love Into a Title? -- Grace Sorensen

Long story short: I love these kids with my entire heart. I never knew I could be this happy. These kids are the sweetest and most perfect beings I have ever met. That sounds really cheesy, but I don’t know how else to describe it. It’s a 20 minute bus ride to our village and I don’t stop smiling the entire time because of how excited I am to see my kids. 

When we get to the school in the morning the kids’ eyes light up like it’s Christmas. We give lots of high fives, bones, and little waves before it’s time to get teaching. They love singing, dancing, and any games that will get them up and moving. I have never seen such excitement to learn about feelings or insects. I can’t believe how much I love them. 

To my parents, siblings, family and all my friends: I may never come home. Well, maybe not fully. My heart is here and with the children. I am alive and well. I love this group, this program and this incredible country. I miss everyone back home so much but I know that this is where I am meant to be now. Shazam. 

Traveling for 40 hours, taking bucket showers (it’s exactly what it sounds like), our power going out every 15 minutes, and incredibly large bugs don’t matter when I see my kids. It’s all worth it. Seeing their smiling faces and true happiness makes all preparation and stress worth it. It’s all been worth it. I love you all and I will see you soon.

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