I wish I could talk more about Spain and our work there but I can't say much due to security issues, including our exact location. We did a 6 day English camp in a small village and even got to attend the village's Fiesta (much like Carnivale in South America but a much smaller scale) and we saw so many of our kids and they were thrilled to see us. We even did a traditional circle dance that was the pinnacle of that night. I have never felt joy like I did that night. Magical.
Decided to do a list--you learn a lot about people when you spend 14 days with them!
Things I Learned on My Trip
- The seats on the plane in front of bulkhead don't recline
- Always get pasta on the plane
- Rugged, comfy sandals leave weird tan lines
- You get sun even with SPF 70
- Spain doesn't like to let cats fly to the US
- Some people can't eat with their glasses on
- I took 3000 pictures
- I can do a devotion in front of 7 other people
- Round abouts...you either love them or hate them
- Spain has amazing pizza
- Futbol fans are a little maniacal
- I bought a Espania futbol shirt
- I can sleep just about anywhere
- I can do without TV for 14 days
- I can't do without email, Facebook, or Twitter for 14 days
- Loved Skype. What an awesome way to communicate.
- Even the world's busiest airports are deserted at 1 am
- A/C? In Europe? What's that?
- All the A/C units must be with all the escalators somewhere
- 14 days with 5 other people. If I didn't love them before, I can't help but to love them now.
- I don't speak Spanish
- The kids for the most part didn't speak English
- And it didn't matter--smiles and hugs don't need a translator
- Don't look in the shot glass at a Chinese buffet
- I wish I was there now
- I can't WAIT to go back
- I feel like I left my family behind
- Praising God for such a life-changing opportunity to serve alongside some amazing people
- Rocks weigh a lot
- So does chocolate
My heart is still in Spain. I tear up every time I think about it. I will never be the same!