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Jordan Harris- The second you give, you cant stop.

November 27, 2012 - All Posts, 2012 Operation Ekta

November 27th
WOW! Thats all I can say right now. Today we had to say goodbye to our kids in the school and Ashrom, and it was the saddest thing in my life! having to say goodbye to the kids at the Ashrom made me cry my eyes out. we gave the kids at the school our presents like notebooks and clean socks and underwear. In the middle of the giving them away, I saw Bshir and Baghsain crying and from that moment on I couldn’t help it. When we were at the Ashrom we played games that we played everyday but right after we immediately had to say goodbye and i didn’t think i would cry but when I hugged the kid that had been my favorite all week his name is Baghsain (the kid in the picture) and we has the best smile and best laugh that could bring millions of people to smile and laugh! I have learned so much from this experience and the main thing i learned was the second you start giving you can’t stop. I gave them some necklaces with many laces and the minute I gave it to them they started to rip each strand and tie them to each of the teens hands including mine and i received mine from Haneef and Baghsain. Everyone in my group was crying we love the kids and always will, I definitely think i will connect with my group the most after this adventure because they will know the exact feelings i had for these kids. Today was the day I have been dreading all week. I have no idea how I am going to make it throughout the rest of this trip without seeing the kids. After this wonderful experience with YMAD I know for sure that I am coming back to see these kids again. Although saying goodbye today was hard I wouldn’t change a thing and I wouldn’t take back a single second. I don’t want to remember this sad feeling anymore this trip because it will dampen my mood but I dont want to forget their love and affections. I really wish everyone could get this wonderful opportunity as i did.

 

-Jordan Harris

3 Responses to “Jordan Harris- The second you give, you cant stop.”

  1. What a touching blog entry, Jordan. I am so grateful you were able to experience everything you have in India. Baghsain is absolutely adorable. I am so sad you have to say goodbye, but the selfish part of me can’t wait for you to come home and hear of your adventures! See you soon.
    Love,

    Mom

  2. Oh honey, I’m so glad you had the opportunity to have this experience! I bet it is so hard to just leave them all behind! I’ve enjoyed reading all of the blogs and especially your touching one today. The kids are all so cute and loving, it would be so nice if you could bring them all back! I miss you handsome and can’t wait to see you! Be safe and I love you so much!

  3. What a touching blog entry. Thank you so much for your tender words, those kids are sure lucky to have you there.

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