Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Mehico for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. It gets me all geared up for Christmas buy counting all the many many things I am thankful to have in my life. And then for Christmas I get to celebrate the greatest gift. I wanted to go on another humanitarian trip so I went back to Mexico. It really made me more thankful for what I have been given. I am so spoiled and loved.

This is the cutest little girl in the world. Her name is Carmen. We went down to build her house. She was really shy and quiet at first but always had a smile on that cute little face. Then on Thanksgiving, FAI (the nonprofit organization we work with) threw a big party for us. Well, I think we were just and excuse. But the directors of FAI came as well as the mayor with his crew and lots of news reporters. After dinner, we had a big dance party and Carmen was the belle of the ball. Of course we ended up in a circle, so she was in the middle and would pull us one by one to dance with her until she was done with us. She didn't end up going home till around 11:00 or so and when we went to her house the next morning, she hadn't gone to school. She told her mom, "I was dancing all night. I will go to school on Monday!" So that's what happens when you let your kids dance the night away. She woke up bright eyed and bushy tailed when we got there and was so sweet to all of us. She went into her little house and brought each of the girls a little treasure to keep. I love mine, even though I don't really believe in worshipping Mary. But I love Carmen. It was a wonderful trip, and gave me another sweet little girl that I am so thankful I met.

5 comments:

Susie Stout said...

Wahoo! So glad you posted I mean I can't believe you updated us on your November trip so quickly :) Anyways I bet you had so much fun and what a fulfilling way to spend Thanksgiving. Glad you get those experiences and you're doing a lot of good. Can't wait to see you someday in the near future.

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Lindsay said...

You don't really believe in worshipping Mary??? Matko!

Steve and Alana Nelson said...

that is so awesome. what a cute little girl. i cant believe you didnt tell me that story. thanks a bundle

Kate, Blake, Em and Noah said...

So cute! Glad you get to go on cool adventures!