Impact Team First Blog! This boys heart....

CHRISTIAN BABO  SO IT IS MONDAY 21, I HAVE BEEN IN HAITI FOR 3 DAYS NOW.  THE HAITIAN PEOPLE CONTINUE TO AMAZE ME WITH THEIR HOPE AND JOY.  THE KIDS HAVE THE BIGGEST SMILES I HAVE EVER SEEN.  THEIR LIFE IS NOT COMPARABLE TO ANYONE IN AMERICA’S LIFE, BUT THEY ARE HAPPIER THAN ANYONE I HAVE EVER MET.   TODAY THE TEAM WENT TO A SCHOOL IN THE MOUNTAINS, NEAR A CITY CALLED KENSCOFF.  WE TALKED WITH THE KIDS, WELL AS MUCH AS YOU CAN WHEN YOU DON’T SPEAK THE SAME LANGUAGE.  IT IS A SCHOOL OF 75 PEOPLE THAT WAS OPENED RECENTLY; BEFORE THE SCHOOL WAS OPENED THE KIDS HAD TO WALK UP TO 2 HOURS TO GET TO SCHOOL AND BACK.  YET THESE KIDS JUST KEPT ON TRUCKING, AND KEPT ON LIVING.  THEY DON’T KNOW ANYTHING ELSE.  I MET THESE TWO KIDS, DIDN’T CATCH THEIR NAMES, AND THEY TOOK ME DOWN TO THEIR MOM AND THEY JUST WANTED ME TO HOLD THEIR HAND AND TAKE THEM PLACES.  I FELT AS IF I WAS THEIR PROTECTOR.  THEY WOULDN’T GO ANYWHERE WITHOUT ME.  HOWEVER, WHEN IT WAS TIME TO LEAVE, AND WHEN I SAID GOODBYE THEY JUST COLLAPSED ON TO ME.  IT BROKE MY HEART.  IT IS AMAZING TO THINK THAT THESE KIDS CAN BE SO CLOSE TO ME AND THE REST OF THE TEAM WITHOUT HAVING KNOWN US BEFORE.   THESE KIDS HAVE TAUGHT ME SO MUCH ABOUT LIFE, AND HOW TO APPROACH LIFE.  I FIND IT SO PETTY AND STUPID THAT I COULD BE SO ANGRY BY NOT HAVING SOMETHING LITTLE LIKE WIFI OR, NOT HAVING WHAT I WANTED TO HAVE FOR DINNER, YET THESE KIDS ARE SO HAPPY EVEN THOUGH THEY HAVE SO LITTLE. 

CHRISTIAN BABO

SO IT IS MONDAY 21, I HAVE BEEN IN HAITI FOR 3 DAYS NOW.  THE HAITIAN PEOPLE CONTINUE TO AMAZE ME WITH THEIR HOPE AND JOY.  THE KIDS HAVE THE BIGGEST SMILES I HAVE EVER SEEN.  THEIR LIFE IS NOT COMPARABLE TO ANYONE IN AMERICA’S LIFE, BUT THEY ARE HAPPIER THAN ANYONE I HAVE EVER MET.   TODAY THE TEAM WENT TO A SCHOOL IN THE MOUNTAINS, NEAR A CITY CALLED KENSCOFF.  WE TALKED WITH THE KIDS, WELL AS MUCH AS YOU CAN WHEN YOU DON’T SPEAK THE SAME LANGUAGE.  IT IS A SCHOOL OF 75 PEOPLE THAT WAS OPENED RECENTLY; BEFORE THE SCHOOL WAS OPENED THE KIDS HAD TO WALK UP TO 2 HOURS TO GET TO SCHOOL AND BACK.  YET THESE KIDS JUST KEPT ON TRUCKING, AND KEPT ON LIVING.  THEY DON’T KNOW ANYTHING ELSE.  I MET THESE TWO KIDS, DIDN’T CATCH THEIR NAMES, AND THEY TOOK ME DOWN TO THEIR MOM AND THEY JUST WANTED ME TO HOLD THEIR HAND AND TAKE THEM PLACES.  I FELT AS IF I WAS THEIR PROTECTOR.  THEY WOULDN’T GO ANYWHERE WITHOUT ME.  HOWEVER, WHEN IT WAS TIME TO LEAVE, AND WHEN I SAID GOODBYE THEY JUST COLLAPSED ON TO ME.  IT BROKE MY HEART.  IT IS AMAZING TO THINK THAT THESE KIDS CAN BE SO CLOSE TO ME AND THE REST OF THE TEAM WITHOUT HAVING KNOWN US BEFORE.   THESE KIDS HAVE TAUGHT ME SO MUCH ABOUT LIFE, AND HOW TO APPROACH LIFE.  I FIND IT SO PETTY AND STUPID THAT I COULD BE SO ANGRY BY NOT HAVING SOMETHING LITTLE LIKE WIFI OR, NOT HAVING WHAT I WANTED TO HAVE FOR DINNER, YET THESE KIDS ARE SO HAPPY EVEN THOUGH THEY HAVE SO LITTLE.