I began packing tonight and it has hit me. I will be leaving Omaha to fly over the ocean into the Dominican Republic! How crazy is that? Plus, I have no idea what to bring for clothes. Just so you guys know I am the best at over packing for trips. Normally, for a weekend cattle show I would have a huge duffel bag of clothes plus another bag that contains hair supplies and shower stuff. I can’t bring that much to the Dominican Republic, that would be outrageous. These people live in severe poverty and I care about what I look like. I’m hoping this trip will help me refocus my sense of gravity and help me have a better outlook on life. Actually, I know it will. Every person who has been fortunate enough to go to the DR has talked about how life changing the trip has been. What I am looking forward to is how the Dominicans change my life. Every person’s story is different. Amongst the reading for class I have been trying to read a book called In the Time of the Butterflies, recommended by Dr. Hurley a surgeon in St. Louis who has four children that have or are attending Creighton. The book so far is about a family and how it has to deal with the new leadership of the DR. I know only one girl remains out of the three sisters(the other two were killed by the government officials I believe) and Dr. Hurley was able to meet the surviving sister. From our conversation a few weeks ago that seemed to be one of his favorite experiences so far.
I just need to sit back and let the grace of God pull me in the direction he wants me to go. I believe if I let that happen, I will have an AMAZING trip!