The final day events unfolded with Love Without Boarders. For this all of us hoped in the cars and travelled to go give children at a school close to our work sites backpacks filled with goodies including shoes, bubbles, toys, a water bottle, colored pencils, pencil bags, plus whatever else you wanted to give your child. Shout out to two of our own Charlie and Allen for getting together all of the money, buying the goodies, and assigning child to team member, we are all so proud of you for putting this all together. This program was incredible because through all the hate in the world you are able to connect youth to youth across the world forming bonds that are unbreakable. Seeing the smiles on those kids faces were everything and meant more than anything. The ability to connect with others opens the heart and softens the eyes of everyone and allows the world to be…. well you know, without boarders.
We also had the closing ceremony today and there was so much love around and in everyone. As a community all of the families, bus drivers, security officers, and teams gathered together to hand out plaques to the family for their new house and thank them for allowing us to see beyond ourselves. As everyone hugged each other, took pictures, ate cake, and recognized everyone’s hard work during this trip, the realization that this life altering experience was over hit everyone like a truck. We all decided to celebrate in the great times we had all had during the week instead of mourning the end of it. I dont know if I can speak for everyone on this trip but for who I have talked to, this trip inspired so many others to change the world and change their lives. It is astounding how 7 days can change a person so much.
Leaving you with another quote from Mr. Neer to further inspire all who read this, “try not to get weary doing good”. Until Next Year, Buenos Noches from the Mexico FAMILY.