Just a day and a half til I hop on a plane for the Philippines. and volunteering on a medical mission with Operation Smile. I think I’m as ready as I can be. Surely there are things in my suitcase I don’t need and things not in there that I do. But, whatever. After weeks of concentrating on preparation, the focus shifts to the kids. Two weeks during which the rest of my life comes to a halt. It’s amazing how that which feels urgent today will seem unimportant, not at all pressing.
This experience is as close to summer camp for adults as you can get. Long days where we depend on each other, face challenges and forge friendships. Can’t wait. Can’t wait to share the stories of the people I meet. Hope you’ll check the Smiley Lady Blog often over the next 2 weeks.