August 4, 2011

Today I sat in class thinking about all the sweet kids I will have to say goodbye to in a few days. As I thought about it, my heart sank because I know I may not see some of those kids ever again. Yesterday is when that reality slapped me in the face. I was talking to my friend yesterday and she was sad because I would be leaving in a week. As we were talking she told me this is her last year at this school and she would be going back home to her family and go to school in Tegus. I could not believe my ears. Even if I come back next year, I will not be able to see my dear friend. It breaks my heart each time I think about it, but the truth is, that's reality.
God put all these people in my life for a season and I needed each and everyone of them while I was here. Even the guys who made me feel special by telling me they loved me and wanted me to be their girlfriend. My friends from the dorm were greatly needed while I was here too. I would have been lonely and lost without them, especially Ana, she has been by my side since day one! She even wanted me to come and stay at her house when she went to visit her family, but Mrs. Joan would not let me. I am blessed to have been able to spend time with these amazing people and I will remember them forever and even though I may not ever see them again, they will always be in my heart! 
Monday will be my last day teaching and I know I may cry, but I will always remember how those kids blessed my life. If I could pack them all in my suitcase I would, but since I can’t, I will make sure I take lots of photos and I promise you I will cherish them forever! Pictures are worth a thousand words and well, for me, they are a thousand memories, a thousand blessings, and a thousand hugs. 

God has done amazing things for me here in Honduras! I came to help, but instead I was the one receiving the help; I was the one receiving the blessings!

God bless,
~Chelsea Stacy~

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