Me and Beautiful Ada

Must…be…strong…must…not…cry…

Argh!!! I don’t want to leave!!! ;-(  I know I have to – and I am actually looking forward to being home for many reasons…but the reality of leaving here and not seeing the people here whom I have grown to love so much is going to be really hard.

There were moments when I wasn’t sure I would be able to make it all three months – mostly when my immune system tanked, and I was freezing the night away in a Cusco hostel…or when my wallet was stolen, or when my vest was stolen…

But enough about all that – I am going to focus on the positive – and share about my beautiful last day at Casa!

The last day was quite busy as I was running around getting three months worth of projects, conversations, and to-do’s wrapped up.  I was so busy in fact that I didn’t notice the party being orchestrated in the midsts…Apparently the kids wanted to do something special for my last night, so they put together an incredible Fiesta!  Soraida, Melina, Maria Flor and Senobia choreographed and performed two dance routines, and then sang me a love song ;-) It was precious.  Then Jorge, Leo performed some SkyWalker moves with Marcito as a guest star who rocked the house!!

My Gang

I was blown away by how much effort they had put into the making my last night special, and at their love for me.  And their TALENT, which just never ceases to inspire me! Papa Wesly and Mama Paty got up and said some words, and at that point I was just speechless…which didn’t help when they made me get up and say some words…I don’t really remember what came out of my mouth – I think I just repeated I love you a bunch of times…

Waiting for the bus

Despite my inability to articulate, we had an incredible party complete with music, popcorn, cake, many laughs, and even more PICTURES!  I didn’t want the night to end…

In the morning, I woke up early so I could see the kids off to school.  I stood there as they piled into the Combi van, and gave them all hugs and kisses and told them I would be back soon.  I started crying, but thankfully they were driving off at that point.

I know guys, I hate when they leave too...

 

Then I turned around to face the Casa, and got this awesome shot of Charlie and Rover:

Bye for now Casa de Milagros – I will be back very soon…

xoxoxo