I just got home from the Dominican Republic today. Already my schedule is filling with all kinds of preparation for the new school year. How did it go so fast?!?
My third mission trip El Almirante was incredible. Our team constructed 12 bathrooms, held workshops for the kiddos, gave vaccines to over a hundred children, and began a new library for the community. My favorite part is still getting to play with and get to know the children. There were three little girls in particular who called me their American Mama and wanted to come home with me. It broke my heart to say goodbye until I can return next year. My sponsor child, Daniel, is doing well. I got to bring goodies to him and his little sister when I visited his home.
A weird side effect of working with children in another country is that I start to miss the kiddos at RCAA even more. I wonder how your lives are going over the summer recess. Well, I hope. Have fun, rest, play, relax, and enjoy. We have all kinds of things to look forward to next fall.
I'll be back tomorrow, at least for half a day. Surgery went well; I'll be fully healed soon. Please make sure you are working hard to get your projects finished. We are running precious low on class time. Summer school recommendations went out last week.
Thank you to Rhe-Anna for bringing me the world's best zucchini bread. Somehow the number of visitors to my house increased once I put a photo of it on facebook. I had to hide half a loaf in my cupboard so it wouldn't get eaten up on me.
I stuck the group hug photo below, too. My students are marvelous.
Baby Aiden has arrived! My newest nephew is adorable and has hordes of dark hair.
Happy Birthday, little man!
Ms. Palumbo needs a place for her random thoughts. She's putting them here!