Saturday, October 9, 2010
Hola from Casa Hogar!
After a good flight through Houston, we arrived in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, at 10:30 p.m. last night. We were met at the airport by Juan, his son, several of the boys and "our own" Gary. Like last year, we went to Los Volcanos for late night tacos, and then arrived at the home about 1:30 in the morning. By the time we settled in to our respective rooms, and turned in, it was almost 3:00 a.m. Even then, many of us had trouble going to sleep. We have already felt a lot of camaraderie among our DBCC group.
This morning came early, and there were many hola's and hugs as we saw so many familiar faces as well as new introductions. Casa Hogar has 32 children now, several more than last year, and it great that we can be a part of their life this week, sharing in work and play, and building meaningful memories for everyone.
After our morning planning meeting, our group went to Home Depot and Walmart to buy any additional needed items. Gary had arrived 2 days early to get most of the materials for the electrical rewiring project which will give us a good head start on Monday. The rest of our day has been spent interacting with the children and settling in.
We appreciate the opportunity and support from our church family, and in the days ahead we hope to share with you our experiences here in Mexico at Casa Hogar in words as well as pictures. This is a very special place!!
Harriet (now Hari')