I am so excited to be heading back to Belize! I am taking 2 youth girls with me who have been on Project Serve in the past, and one of the girls is bringing her mom along too! She has been to Belize with me 4 times (once on Project Serve and three times during the summer) and her mom decided she would like to come and experience Belize alongside of us and meet all the kids at the King’s Children’s Home! I am so excited to be able to take them with me, and I know we will have an amazing time.
One special thing about next week is the grade twelve grad I will be attending. When I first went to Belize 14 years ago I met a group of kids who were just little toddlers, and I have watched them and help them grow up ever since. Next week 6 of them are graduating from grade 12, and I get to be there to celebrate this huge accomplishment with them. It has been such an incredible honour to walk through life with these kids, and I can’t believe that they are already done high school. It seems like yesterday that they were falling asleep on my lap or chasing me around the playground. There is one student in particular, Marlon, who I am very close with. He is like a son to me, and I have been there to celebrate all of his biggest accomplishments. He is graduating at the top of his class, and I am so proud of him and the rest of the crew for doing so well and finishing school. I can’t wait to see them walk across the stage next week!