Monday, December 28, 2009

Day 21 - last full day

Lake Atitlan - the most beautiful lake in the world

As we prepare our suitcases, my heart is flooded with thoughts and emotions. I will need time to digest and reflect upon all the experiences we had here. Among other things it may be hard to reconcile our "cushioned" middle class american lifestyle with many of the things we have lived and witnessed here in Guatemala. In that regard, I want to remember what David Alvarez told us when we met him, the other day: "We could not do what we do here in Guatemala, without what you do for us up there in the United States." Surely, what we do is a drop in the ocean, but it still needs to be done. Its' interesting, because, in the end, this is the same message we felt was so appropriate when we adopted Paolo. You can read about that reflection here (click on DETAILS, under the slideshow):


Amie said...

Wishing you safe travels home. What a journey you have had, getting to love and serve like Christ would do if he were here. Thanks for sharing this blog. Hugs.

Peggy said...

I'm so happy you had such a wonderful trip...thanks for inspiring us all to do what we can for the poor, travels home!!!

Anonymous said...

Il vostro viaggio è giunto quasi al termine, il vostro cuore è gonfio di emozioni e la vostra mente di immagini...fermatevi, prendete fiato e ributtatevi nella vostra quotidiana agiata vita americana...ora sì che veramente comincia la vera sfida...rendere concretamente quello che avete imparato e spiegare ai vostri bambini il perchè di tanta disuguaglianza nel mondo! bocca al lupo!Emanuela, Italy