A once in a lifetime experience. . That is what I would call the mission trip. If there is one thing I will always remember it would be the smiles we got from Glen and his son and granddaughters. I found it so amazing how just one week has just changed me. The new people I worked with everyday weren’t just my “church friends” anymore. They became my real friends and a family to me. Although at times it was too many moms, they all meant well. And the girls we met weren’t just the neighbor’s granddaughters. The girls became my escape to a world I thought I had lost with my youth. A world of fun and imagination. They saw the work we did as fun and always would join me on my ‘top secret missions’ after Fred( the rooster). They gave me time to find a younger side of me that didn’t have to be this pretending side of maturity.That my natural age and maturity was what I had at this time.
My highlights of the week were definitely riding with Jeff through the roller coaster of hills there(at the speed he was going!). I would also say the time I had singing “We Are the Champions” with a certain group I never thought I would ever sing with. Or maybe I liked the name Jeff and I were deemed as: Biscuit Boys. And i will surely never forget working with power tools and the Men’s Disney land.The biggest accomplishment for me will always be the catching of Fred just because I caught him 100 percent me and he was not a joke to catch.
The mission trip was an adventure of a lifetime that I will never forget. I was glad to be able to receive a chance like this at my age. Thank you Old Pine.