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You Can’t Describe this Feeling by Rylee Young

November 25, 2018 - 2018 Operation Bandhu

No words can describe the feeling you get when you walk into the main boarding school for the first time. Seeing these absolutely beautiful little girls with smiles as big as can be on their faces as they run up to you and hug you was such a pure moment for me. You can see the genuine happiness they have as you teach, sing, and dance with them. Being the person that the girls can look up to and admire gives me the warmest feeling in my heart and I’m so beyond grateful for that. Teaching these girls has taught me not only integrity, but a love that I can not describe. There is a special place in my heart for each and every single on of them. The past four days have changed me for the better.

I have never in my life felt so content and happy. These girls have shown me that no matter what is going on in your life you can still find reasons to be happy. Coming to a third world country and seeing the way these people live their everyday life has made me realize how truly blessed I am to have the life I have. When we play the game ride that pony or as the girls say “ride ride” every single girl has the BIGGEST smile on their face. In that moment nothing else matters to them. They just dance and sing and play until they can’t anymore. When you hold their hand, give them a hug, or even pick them up and kiss their cheek you’re giving them a sort of love most of them have never felt. You are a person they look up to and idol and the feeling I have towards them is just as strong or stronger for them.

I don’t want to leave!! Teaching the girls everyday has been and will be the highlight of my year. Being able to help them with not only their English, but giving them the chance to learn who they are as a person has been incredible. You can see all of these girls growing into a woman and the fact that I get to share my life with them for only a short amount of time and teach them how to not only speak English but grow as a person is the most rewarding feeling. Being in love with India and the people here is an understatement. Nothing will ever compare to the feelings I have since I’ve been here. I never knew it was possible to fall in love with a stranger until I came here. I’m so so so happy and will never forget this place.

One Response to “You Can’t Describe this Feeling by Rylee Young”

  1. Oh Rylee, you make me so proud of you, so glad that you worked so hard so your were able to have this evperience and these amazing connections with your team and the People and country of India.

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