20 more days until I hop on a plane and head down to Guatemala for 12 days.
20 more days until I tearfully place a million kisses on my children’s faces, until I hug them tight and wonder if I can ever let go, until I wrap my arms around my husband and let him envelop me, breathing in the smell of him one last time before I walk away from my family for 12 days.
20 more days until I get the opportunity to use some of my gifts and abilities in ways that I haven’t been able to in the last couple of years, until my Spanish can once again be unleashed in a cross-cultural context, until I can participate once more in an international experience of serving others, something that I have always been very passionate about.
20 more days until I am able to give back, until I have the opportunity to serve a community of Internally Displaced People (IDP), until I am invited to speak to a school for children with special needs about just how amazing children with special needs are, until I am once again humbled by the amazing stories of those I will meet.
20 more days…
In the meantime, what would a post be without a few pics of my kids?! These are just Instagram photos off my iPhone, so please excuse the poor quality! Also, if you follow me on Instagram (@karynmslater if you want to follow me and don’t currently!!) these pics are probably repeats, so I do apologize in advance:)