07 May The day after….
As I sit here tonight in my home( that we owe more on than it is worth right now)…. wishing we were in a small condo with less monthly expenses so I could do more for my Honduran friends…my phone rings and it is Gaby my Honduran daughter…just calling to say she loves me and good night….wow!! What a sweet reminder that I really do leave a piece of me there…She says “siete semana” knowing I will see her again in 7 weeks..
And some say “just send money, why spend all of the money on airfare when you could send it for food” ……but I say showing love is not by just money…that is where we have missed it as Americans…we think money buys happiness…I have so much all around me…why is it I feel joy overflowing when I am in a country that has so little but who loves so well…Jesus said…the greatest of these is love…not the greatest of these is money…It is not the material things…it is the joy…the love…the relationships…I am rambling because my heart always feels so mixed when I return.
Yesterday morning was a flurry of activity trying to do last minute things in Honduras before we left…we went downtown to the bank to set up an account to wire money. This will make things easier when we need to send money for projects…and we bought Doris glasses!! Doris is one of the women at Copprome that truly has a heart of gold. She loves the kids so much and donates so much time and energy there. She is the one that allowed Gaby to call me tonight…she is so precious!!
We arrived home at 12:30 am this morning and then it was back to work and going through the motions of making money and paying bills…though my heart is still full of sweet faces…I am happy to see my family here too… my sweet and precious daughter Mandi is graduating with her master’s degree tomorrow and my son graduated with his bachelor’s degree last weekend….they both have giving and serving hearts….that is much more important to me than any college degree they could earn…..I feel so blessed to have so many people I love all over the world….Life is good… I am blessed….