Namaste from India!! Wow- today has been such an amazing day! First off, it is unbelievably beautiful here in Jibhi. It kind of looks like Forks from Twilight, only like a million times cooler. Today was our second day with the girls and it was awesome. Yesterday they were all pretty shy but today they started to open up and come out of their shells. It was so fun to see their different personalities come out. One of my favorite moments of the day happened during our sports & music workshop. The girls got to play with jump ropes for part of the workshop and most of them were going crazy and having fun, but I noticed that Raksha (she is super cute- she is kind of cross-eyed, wears glasses and has a limp) was kind of standing over on the side. I went over to her and asked if she wanted to jump rope, but she didn’t want to so I sat and played patty cake with her for about 10 minutes. She was laughing and smiling so big. It made me so happy to see her smile like that. During the art workshop today, the girls made those snake keychains out of pony beads that everyone used to have in the 90s. Most of the girls were wearing theirs around their wrists like bracelets. After Raksha and I finished playing patty cake, she tied her snake around my wrist. I said “Raksha, this is yours! Don’t you want to keep it?” I started to take if off to give back to her (I know that she worked hard on it) and she said “No, for you!” It just melted my heart. The girls are so loving!
After the girls left for the day, our YMAD group decided to go on a hike. We were told that if we followed this trail by our camp, it would take us to a waterfall. I was expecting like a 6 foot waterfall, but no. It was more like a 50 foot water and we were right next to it. It was incredible! We took a bunch of pictures and then decided that we were going to go under the waterfall. So I can now say that I have been under a waterfall in India!