Far from what I once was, but not yet what I'm going to be

Sunday, July 15, 2012

An Intro to Guatemala

It's been about two weeks since my return from Guatemala. I know there are many people out there dying to hear my report. And I apologize for the long delay. . . But it was necessary for me.

I'm going to bring my report to you in several different posts. My reasons?
ONE - there is too much for one post and no one wants to sit there for an hour reading it.
TWO - there are many stories to tell.
THREE - there are many people to be introduced.
FOUR - there are a few different cities to incorporate in my posts.
FIVE - it's going to take a lot to try and give you even a glimpse of what I experienced there.

I know no one will ever understand my attachment, emotion, memories, and the love I shared on my travels.  But here goes nothin'

You see, this trip was the greatest of my life. For so many reasons, and on so many levels. My return was not even bittersweet. It was all bitter to me. I didn't want to leave. I didn't want to be home. The thought of not being in that village anymore with the people I came to love like family absolutely broke my heart. I literally could not even think about it without tears running down my little face.

Many people have asked the question, "Which did you like better - Jamaica or Guatemala?" And I feel that this is an unfair question BECAUSE they were so so different. BUT if I were to choose, I know without a doubt in my mind that Guatemala was my most favorite adventure.

Reasons Guatemala was my most favorite adventure:

  • The people
  • The places
  • The beauty
  • The food
  • The work
  • The love
Posts to come on all of these bullet points.

For now, a couple of pictures :)

Our team at the PHX airport at 3am for departure
On the plane to Guatemala City
Customs forms in Guatemalan airport
Annnd now a 5 hour drive to our hotel. Can you see
the excitement on our faces? BLAH
Taking Jesus everywhere we go
Everything's in Spanish! AH
I was a tiny bit tired
Wild turkeys running rampant!
We made it to the Hotel! Hotel 6
Boys and their guns...
Our security guard at the hotel
Never seen a shower head like this before...
So this is your intro to a very emotional, intense, deep trip that will forever be in my heart. Check back soon for more!


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