Mar 19, 2009

Honduran Father's Day

So today is Father's Day in Honduras. The kids at the school invited their dads to attend a special program and lunch at the school. It was a really cool day. I got to see the creative side of my kids as they participated in dramas and songs dedicated to their fathers. 

This was a little bittersweet for me though. There are quite a few kids in my class who either don't know their fathers, they are working in another country to support them or they have passed on. I held one girl named Maria as she cried because her dad passed away last year and this was the first Father's Day she spent with out him. 

My heart is hurting right now. I am blessed to not only have my father and step-father but also countless father figures in my life that want the best for me. I was so sad today as the kids explained that they did not want to eat the lunch they had prepared because their fathers weren't here to eat it with them. 

I am supposed to be working on group schedules right now but my heart is just so heavy. 

1 comment:

Rani Richardson said...

I was just thinking of you and just wanted to let you know that I miss you and Rio Viejo very much! Email me when you get a chance, I have things to tell you! Chin up, tomorrow is a new day...