Hello gals! How has it been a month since we’ve seen your bright, beautiful faces?! We can’t ‘Belize’ it and we also can’t ‘Belize’ how much we miss you. Sunrises and starry nights just aren’t the same without you!
We just knew that our two weeks together were going to be incredible from the moment we woke up on arrival day and saw a beautiful toucan perched above the clearing! We were proved right within hours as each of you stepped off your planes and onto Belizean soil. Your can-do energy was impressive from the get-go when you wrangled the five gallon water jug alone!
We loved exploring Belize with you— from beautiful Caye Caulker and snorkeling with the crew to the lush hills surrounding Xunantunich. Everywhere we went, each of you put your best foot forward, fully engaging and thinking deeply, even after long days! Your deep consideration of all aspects of travel and leadership made our jobs easy and rewarding— you truly owned your experience!
You also owned your service experience, too! Despite challenges with the schedule and space, you rose above and poured your hearts and minds into the students assembled at the library. We loved the way you made a point to be grateful and compassionate at every turn, and we loved watching your confidence grow with each passing day! We hope you’ll always carry the important lessons you learned, along with countless moments shared with your students.
We hope that when you look back at your time in Belize, you cherish the relationships you made with your students, each other, and everyone else you met along the way.
Love you BEYOND measure,
Emma, Laura, and Danielle
P.S. The scorpions miss you!