Every day I pass this on the way to school and laugh to myself.
I am in love with Marcos.
San Marcos, that is. The school. (Despite the doctor’s best efforts to get me to come “rest” in his hammock after I’d been in the hospital all day; despite Antonia’s cousin offering to give me a “special tour” of the Pine Ridge– I am in love with a school, not a Belizean.)
I love the drive to San Marcos in the morning, I love the three classes of students making up 8 grades- Infant 1 through Standard 6, I love the Mennonite ice cream. Its what I envisioned when I imagined myself in Belize…
But alas. On Friday Santa Familia school threw me a one month party to say goodbye, pinata and all! The picture sequence is below:
Each class also read poems, made signs and did skits to show me what they learned. Here are some favorite signs, as they appear:
- Thanks miss Bruck for coming in our class and teach us a bout drung effect.
- Thanks Miss Brooke for your precious time that you offered us
- Thanks you brook for the things you teach us about drougs and the things you give us.
- Thanks you Brooke for being here with us and showing your love and affection to us. Have a safe trip.
- For my friend Brooke. Thank you for coming and teach us good lesson about druges. I hope you come again. It was a plesur to have you her. good biy.
- Miss bruck, happy birthday.
- Thank you Brooke for everything. I learn many things about drugs effect. The picture that you showed me were very interesting.
- Thank you brooke for teaching us about good things that we did no.
- Thanks you miss brooke for being good with us. I will never forget you. Thanks you for teaching us a good lesson.
- Thanks you Brooke becuawse you came to teach us in our classe and thanks you for telling us about smoking and good biy friend.
- Thank Miss Brooke. For teaching us and helping us. Thank you for the thing. And God will tak cyar of you. Thanks Miss Brooke.
Here are some pics of the party:
And the gifts
Inez running to get the laundry before the rain (I just thought it was funny)
And the rainbow after the storm
Some pics of my day at the caves with Ms. Elda (the Standard IV teacher) and her family:
And the zoo.
Sorry for the sloppiness and disorganization. I have limited internet access and I’m borrowing David’s computer. I am receiving all your emails and they are most encouraging even if I can’t respond– please don’t stop! I am feeling much better, and finished my last round of meds yesterday. Love and Miss you!!