04 Jun Dog tired on day 1
The first day is always the toughest when you travel early morning….not much sleep…lots of excitement…and then it just hits you….as I looked around tonight at dinner and saw lots of smiles and tired tired eyes! We had a great travel day…unloaded at the hotel and spent the afternoon at Copprome just getting team 1 introduced to all the kids! Several had been last summer….watching the kids reunite with their favorites was heart warming…..they look….smile….and take off running to jump into the arms of the sweet person who told them last summer they would come back….AND THEY DID!!!! I saw tears of joy in eyes as they hugged for much longer than usual…..Marie and Callie came last summer and returned this time to see the kids that they had thought about….prayed for ….and longed to see again. Yes….this is what Hearts2honduras and 147 Million Orphans is all about…building relationships with the kids….so that they aren’t just a picture of a sponsorship…they are truly part of their extended family…..watching them reunite is priceless! And what about the other 16 members of team 1? Watching them see kids for the first time running up to them and hugging them…holding their hands…..it is so sweet how an instant bond of love is formed…..It takes about 5 seconds for EVERYONE to have a child hanging onto them…..Yes day 1 is so tiring…but so filled with joy! Tomorrow we begin building!! We are down for a long nights sleep in hopes of another wonderful ….filled with joy….tired…kind of day!!!