My Birthday Wish for Lucky Number 27
There are 2 types of people in this world. The ones who plan strategically, make sure they have a soft landing, then jump off the cliff. Then there are those like myself that dive head first off the cliff leaving their fate up to the universe…
2014 and Lucky Number 27 has been the best year of my life thanks to a big leap of faith I took this April not knowing what events would transpire.
I quit my career, sold all of my possessions, and left the country to volunteer and live at a Christian Children’s Refuge in Guatemala for 3 months. The best 3 months of my life so far.
I didn’t even speak Spanish but I learned rapidly by interacting daily with the 33 children at the home. I learned more from this experience than I ever could in a classroom. These kids reminded me daily of what is most important in life which is God, Love, and Family. All the money in the world can’t buy genuine love, a grateful attitude, or the time you take out of your life to spend with your friends, family, or loved ones. The kids hugged me everyday and within a couple of weeks opened their heart up and said Yo Te Quiero meaning I love you.
My note from Norma that she gave me before I left as well as her best handmade jewelry sprinkled with tears.
I consider each of them family now. A new spiritual family that opened my eyes and gave my life a new meaning. Now I know my purpose and it is to help these children continue to receive the blessings they deserve.
The children’s home reached full capacity at 33 kids August of 2013 and have had to turn away numerous children in need because they don’t have the space available to take more in.
MY BIRTHDAY WISH
I have 1674 friends on Facebook
If each friend would donate just $30 I would reach my goal of $50,000 to build “New Hope Orphanage and Rescue Center” which would save 100 more children from poverty, abuse, neglect and offer medical care, food, education, and an eternal family that can give them the unconditional love every child deserves.
You can help my wish come true by donating or sharing the link below to help spread awareness for this great cause on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+