Monday, May 31, 2010

Saying Goodbyes

Dulce and Katya after a cake fight!!!!!!
Edgar, Connie, and Dulce
Me and Dulce
Yessica and I

You know something doesn't feel completely right when your stomach hurts and your heart aches. I am always really sad to see people, that i have known for a long time, leave. And the funny thing is, that if the person leaving is still in a Childrens home, shouldn't i want them to leave and be with their families? my answer is YES, But it is still hard. While i know it is time for some of them to leave i also know that God has brought them in my life for specific reasons and for certain seasons. Each child that we serve has something different to offer. It excites me to be able to build into the children we serve. Those of you that know me, relationships are my thing. I love relationships. i love investing into the teenage girls here on our campus, i love hanging out with the children we serve. It excites me to get to know them.
But on the flip side, it is really hard for me to say goodbye... I have had to say goodbye to Yessica who lived in Esperanza house here on our property. She has taught me so much about life. She is super passionate about everything. And the joy that she has is straight from the Lord. God has good things in store for her life. But it was really hard to say goodbye to her. Her presence here on this campus was always a positive one and I can tell she is not here.

I also had to say goodbye to Dulce or ABBY from Manantial De Amor. She was having a birthday party and invited me to come along. it was such a fun time in knowing that i had specific time to say goodbye. sometime we don't even get the chance to say goodbye and those are the hardest. But God allowed me to spend all day with her at the girls home. I got to celebrate her birthday with her and the rest of her house. And i even got to pray with her before i left. She is a special one. she is so beautiful and eager to seek God. She is independent and can speak for herself. The confidence she has for a 15 year old girl who has grown up in a Casa Hogar, is unbelievable.
It has been a pleasure to serve both of these girls. they are both dear to my heart. I have and will not give up praying for them. Even though i could possibly never see them again which is incredibly hard for me. But it is okay because i believe God has given something special to both of these girls. I know they both experienced God in both of their circumstances. And with that, we have to trust that they experienced enough of HIM to get them through any situation that comes their way. that they will fight the good fight and take a stand against this cold world. Although it is hard to say goodbye i know good things are coming for them. PRAISE YOU FATHER FOR RESTORING THESE GIRLS LIVES WITH THEIR FAMILIES.