Courtnie Larkin

Today has been such an eventful day and a draining one also. We had to say goodbye today to the girls at the day boarding school. I didn’t think I would get that emotional but I was a wreck. The thing that touch my heart was seeing the girls that I had spent the last week teaching and playing with, cry while we were singing to them. Also after we all sung and got to get into the crowd with them the girls came up to me and grabbed me by the waist and arms and cried. One girl named Abuna reached over the other girls and whipped my tear from my cheek. It was such a special moment and one that will stay with me forever. All the girls are so strong and smart. I am so happy that I have gotten to see them and have fun with them.

Today they decided that they would teach me some Bangali, before we left. They would point at a picture of my mom and say ma, then point at my dad and say baba. It was so cute. Tome comon acho? That’s means how are you. It was so funny. They loved it teaching me. I feel like I got to be so close to them today.

This trip has been the most amazing thing that has happened to me. I know that I was able to change these girls’ lives and they have changed mine in the process. Thank you to all that have written on my other blogs. I love you all and miss you but I will see you faster than you know. I am so excited to share my stories with you and I love you again!!

Love, Courtnie Larkin