For what its worth

Posted by on Monday, January 30th, 2012

My heart is near to exploding with a sincere humbleness – born of the opportunity to visit with such precious people as the Guatemalans. They are such a poor people – but oh so rich…. in warmth and generosity and kindness. It’s so hard to put into words….

Once again I return home feeling as if I got so much more out of it than I gave.

I look around my home and see all the material items that “mean” something to me. And I wonder how in the world I can be so selfish. We have it so good in this country – and most of the time we don’t even realize it! I know I am totally guilty of it.

I have oodles of photos to share and stories to tell…. I promise to start soon.

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  1. Vonnieon 30 Jan 2012 at 2:10 pm 1

    Love the quote Dory and can’t wait for you to share your experience!

  2. Stacyon 30 Jan 2012 at 6:41 pm 2

    I so loved your stories and pictures from last year. Can’t wait to hear them from this year.

  3. Beccaon 31 Jan 2012 at 12:21 am 3

    Cannot wait to hear!

  4. Shannonon 31 Jan 2012 at 9:47 pm 4

    Love you and your sweet, kind heart!

  5. Jenon 02 Feb 2012 at 12:26 pm 5

    I am so proud of you for taking time away from your own family to show people in another country how much you care. You are a great example to the rest of us.
    And in recent years, I have been striving to live with less stuff and be more giving. I think I would be even MORE inclined to do this if I had the experience of witnessing poverty like you have in Guatemala.
    One of my high school friends adopted a baby boy from a Guatemalan orphanage a few years ago. (I believe the Guatemalan government no longer allows it though. I know that her application was “grandfathered in” at the time because the law had just changed.) Maybe the laws have changed back….? I have no idea.
    Anyway, she blogged about the experience and how long she waited to bring him home – there was a lot of red tape involved. He was ill and had failure to thrive – many of the pictures she received from the orphanage were of him in a hospital. She posts recent photos of him on facebook regularly and he is a healthy, ornery, little guy.
    I could blather on and on, but again, I am just so proud of you and I am proud to know you. You make a difference.

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