Day 9&10...It All Comes to an End...
We are now on our way home, these are our final thoughts:
This entire trip was a complete eye-opening experience to see how the other half-lives. With this, seeing the kids made me evaluate my own out look on life, due to how happy they were without having half of the opportunities/experiences as I have had. I feel so blessed that I was able to partake in the experience. –Ari
This trip has been an amazing life changing experience. I feel so blessed to have met new people and to have had the chance to work with such amazing kids. This experience has helped me open my eyes to the world around me and has taught me to take in everything, even if they may be out of my comfort zone. -Lianna
I feel blessed that I got the chance to experience this trip not only with my family, but also with strangers who eventually became a part of that family. We all shared dance in common, and I couldn’t be more happy that we all got to share and exchange that passion with the kids in panama. Seeing those kids smile just because your loving and caring for them, made me see life in a new perspective and I definitely feel so thankful for everything including family and friends. –Brittany
This entire trip has made me feel so incredibly blessed. It definitely reminded me that I am very fortunate to live the way I’ve lived. I am so thankful to have had the chance to work with those girls, who I consider a part of me now. This experience is not something you can explain in words, it’s something you have to partake in to fully understand. The girls at Malambo did so much more than learn a dance from me; they taught me that even though life may bring you down, there is always a reason to smile. It was amazing to be able to step out of the rush of life back at home, and really examine what’s important and what’s not. I am so thankful that I was able to go on this journey, and I will forever treasure it. –Robyn
Who knew a 10 day trip would cause so many emotions. Panama and I have formed a bond that no one can ever understand. I never imagined how close I would get to every aspect of Panama: the beautiful architecture, the community events, the delicious food, the friendly Panamanians, and most importantly, every child that I worked with. Letting go has been the hardest part, and I can't wait to reunite with it all next year! Thank you Panama, I'll never forget you! -Chip (Pepitas)
As always, Panama is a special place for me. And as we settle back into the lives that we are accostumed to, I challenge all of our family and friends to live life completely, take the time to admire the world in which we live, smile at a stranger, and give back to your community....
Thanks for following our 2011 Panama Experience! -Miss T