So I’m heading South…That’s right to South America, to Tena, Ecuador. Yikes! I’m wicked excited; and at the same time a little nervous. I’m going on a mission trip (Simply Love) with complete strangers (except for the organizer, Alicia from No Eye Has Seen Photography), to work for this amazing organization, Bless an Orphan. We will be staying at the orphanage working with the children and doing minor construction projects. We will also be delivering food and clothing to local villages and installing a water well in one village which will give them access to clean water – a major milestone.
I think the most anxiety I’m having right now is that my husband, who normally travels and leaves me home with the kids for weeks/months on end; has so graciously taken time off of work to take care of the kids SOLO. I’m not sure how this is going to work. Considering he doesn’t know where any of their things are – the only good thing is it is school vacation week! So he can’t mess up that bad…..or can he???
What I’m most looking forward to? Rolling up my sleeves and get dirty. I’ve never done something like this, sure I’ve done Habitat for Humanity while in college, but nothing quite like this. I can’t wait to see all the little smiling faces of the children we help, truly make a difference. Show my children that this is something they should be doing. And maybe one day the four of us can do something like this together.