McCanns in Honduras

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Armenia Goodbye

The day we have been dreading came and went.  Yesterday we had a goodbye party in the village of Armenia Bonito, the place where we have poured out our hearts and lives for the past two years.  There was a big turnout and the kids were amazingly well behaved.  It was a tough goodbye for us, but a great ending to an amazing two years.

Here is the whole group:

For a requerda, all the kids signed and wrote notes on a big Honduran flag.  The kids loved the idea and many Hondurans assured us that it wasn’t at all an insult to the flag.  It is definitely something we will cherish for years to come.

Here is Lins with some of the girls she was closest with.  Lindsey had such a difficult job of balancing her role as a mom (an awesome one at that) and her role in Armenia.  Her role changed many times while we were here (mom with an infant and a toddler, mom with two toddlers, pregnant mom with a toddler and a preschooler , mom with an infant, toddler, AND preschooler, you get the picture), but the thing that stayed the same was that the Armenia girls loved her and asked about her every single day.  For someone with such little time and energy to give outside of our family, she had an amazing impact that will last for a long time.

And lastly, our little, moody Lucy.  The kids loved her, but they never knew which side of Lucy would show up each day (and frankly, neither do we.)  Sometimes Lucy is playful, sometimes she would hit other kids, sometimes she wanted to be held, sometimes she cried, sometimes she yelled at everyone near here.  And every once in a while, she would pose and actually smile at the camera.  Kathy captured one of those rare moments yesterday with her friend Naiomi.

As we drove off one last time, it was surreal and very sad, but we were at peace.  God brought us to this place and to these kids for a season, and it was an incredible ride.  But it’s over, and now we’re ready to move on to the next challenge, knowing that as always, that God is forever faithful.

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March 30, 2011 - Posted by | Our Blog

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