Thursday, September 9, 2010

Leaving in 1 day.................

It's hard to believe that in 1 day we'll be on our way to Tijuana, Mexico!!!! We've been waiting for a whole year to make this trip and although it seems like it was a long we are.....on the brink of departure and awaiting all that we will be doing, sharing, learning....etc.......

I have been pondering a lot on the date that we fly out - "09/11," and what that means to so many people in the US and around the world. To many of us, when "09/11" is mentioned, it evokes various feelings and reactions. My mind goes racing to the planes that were flown into the World Trade Center and all the people who died in the building as it collasped. It felt like the whole world stood still on that day. There were tears, heartache, anguish, shock....amongst many other feelings that were running through peoples minds and hearts but the underlying message stayed the same, a day that nobody will ever forget and a day that will be talked about for generations to come.

As we fly out on 09/11, we will be getting ready to embrace a new culture that maybe foreign to some of us and to learn about the people in Mexico. Some of us may be anxious to know what our project is going to be for the week ahead, some maybe weary as to how they will relate to the people of Mexico without knowing their language......all in all, we are going there for many purposes, to help a family get their "american dream," a house that they can call "home," and to build new relationships and to strengthen old ones.

We are going to Tijuana, Mexico to make a change and to be changed by what we learn. We hope that the change will spread to others so that our world will see the good in each other and will constantly reach out to the people who need help!

Mona ~ "It's not the magnitute of our actions but the amount of love that is put into them that matters." ~ Mother Teresa.

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