Thursday, February 12, 2009

The Perfect Storm

On every trip, there comes THE DAY.... The day that everything comes to a head... It is the day that the jet leg catches up to you, it is the day that any group dynamics come into play, it is the day that some of the customs and traditions start to annoy you, its the day that you start to think about home.... basically it is the day that crushes you... and for some reason, it all happens on the same day.... every trip..... This is often the day that will stand out in your memory as the day of greatest impact on you as you try to put it into context with the rest of your life.... This is the day that I believe divides those that will be goers and those that will be senders of the future....
Now I don't know whether it was good management or not, but when we had a team of youth visiting us, ... this was the day that we scheduled a trip to the home for invalid men, and the celebration for the new water line going into the village ... two very emotional , and contrasting ,events . This was the PERFECT STORM.....and it was at this moment that lives were forever changed .
I believe Julie just happened to catch on film the moment when this Father Daughter team went from being Tourists to Humanitarians ... they went from senders to goers.... From this point on, I watched as Hannah changed ... Life for her seems to have taken on a new, or at least more focused meaning ... For the rest of the trip Hannah contained to take every opportunity she could get to impact those around her... and she brought that new passion home with her... Six months after returning home, Her love and her concern for the people and the land that she left behind continues to be in the for front of shaping who she is....



We are so excited that Hannah has decided to join us this March when we return. Her love and her infectious enthusiasm will be an incredible asset to not only ourselves, but to our friends we are going to bless.... Welcome aboard Hannah.... we are so thrilled you will be with us ....

2 comments:

Freakshow said...

Go Hannah! It is PI's delight to send you with the Wrights!

Hilary Marquis said...

Thank you for serving Hannah! Pass out some extra hugs for us would you?