After a great day, it was time to pack up and take them back to the Crystal Home. The kids changed out of their wet swim suits and put on their dry clothes....and I realized how good I really have it. One little boy, maybe 12 years old, had a pair of jean shorts that looked like they could have fit two of him in the shorts. They were huge and he just held them up. He said that he forgot his belt at his house, but these pants were so big, I don't know how a belt was really going to help. I realized that I have a closet full of clothes that barely get worn, but yet I still buy clothes every time I come home.
After everyone was in their dry clothes, we realized that we had extra chips, cookies, and drinks. The kids asked if they could have some to take home and we said YES of course, but we thought we would just send everything with the Miss Eva (the mom of the home). The kids were stuffing their bags with drinks, chips, and cookies. They were planning for later....and when we asked everyone to put their stuff back in the main box so Miss Eva could disperse of it, they were hesitant. The smallest little girl kept trying to carry the huge box of food and drinks herself because she didn't want us to forget where the box was going. I was heartbroken just thinking about their lifestyle and how upbeat and positive these kids were. I find myself complaining when the electric goes out and I don't have fans or the air conditioner for a couple of hours...when these children have things much worse. It was a great day and it taught me that I need to be more appreciative and grateful for the things that I have......so I am definitely trying to work on it!!