Monday, March 28, 2016
ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " L "
It's good to be back after being gone for 2 weeks.
We are now at LETTER " L " for ABC Wednesday.
I'm calling this post
LIFE LESSONS LEARNED
Mexicali, Mexico was full of LESSONS.
I will share several with you today.
If you enlarge this photo you will see how we slept the first 5 nights of our church outreach.
Adjusting to other peoples snoring in such close proximity.
The big M.A.S.H. tents were not put up yet and we had so much setting up to do in our kitchen.
Preparing Hawaiian Chicken for 1100 students and adults requires Team Work.
40 huge pans of pasta being prepared for dinner.
The LIFE LESSON of working together is the only way things can get done.
One LEARNS the LESSON of taking their allergy meds while preparing food at
The alfalfa field was being harvested and bundled the second day we were there.
Enlarging the photo will show the dust and grain.
Can you say ACHOO?
My best LESSON was LEARNED from this special young man.
Isai has Down Syndrome. He has very LIMITED speech.
He is also very rambunctious. He doesn't have a lot of self control.
He always greets everyone with a high five and wants to show us what his treasure of the day is.
I watched as one of my friends gave him a very tender hug and kissed his forehead.
I noticed how mellow and quiet he got with this type of attention.
When Isai came to me I decided to hug him the same way.
I wrapped my arms around him and gave a genuine hug and kiss.
His reaction just melted my heart and brought tears to my eyes.
He LEANED into me and it almost felt like he was purring.
All the tenseness went out of him and he just sighed.
Perhaps he doesn't get this attention at home...I don't know....
All I know is that after two years absence,
He remembered me and for some moments got an extra dose of LOVE.
My heart was full too.