Monday, September 13, 2010

Update 36

Its been just over a month and things are going amazing!!
Two days after he left to Central America, he called me to tell me that 2 weeks without me is too long. He already misses me and wants to share his favorite little village with me. Then he sent me a plane ticket to join him (and booked me all window seats :) . I felt crazy accepting it but decided to go with my gut which was JUST GO AND ENJOY LIFE FOR ONCE! He fell in love with this small village a few years ago and got a place there. He goes a few times a year and knows the whole village. When I arrived there, everyone was so excited to meet me. He had 500 flowers waiting for me in his place! We had the best week! We went into the village (its a very poor village filled with the most amazing and happiest people I have ever met)and gave out children's toys and clothes and candy that I brought. He is the most generous man I have ever met! It was just such a humbling experience for me. These children were sooo happy to receive a piece of candy or small teddy bear. It was like we made their year! It really made me appreciate everything I have and made me so grateful that I was so privileged. He also met a man with 6 children who lost his house in a mudslide, so he moved them all into the lower level of his place. They were the most wonderful family in the world. The sweetest and most respectful children I have ever met in my life. I fell in love with the family. While he worked during the day, I played with the kids and took them into the village for ice cream and treats. They were so cute! I didn't want to leave them :( Then we found a lost kitten so he left milk out for it and it snuck into our house and would not leave my side. It slept with me every night and followed me around all day. I am really not such a cat person but this kitten was adorable!!! We named her and bought her food and arranged for all her shots and asked the kids to take good care of her for us when we left. Also I went for a full week not caring about bugs or being dirty or not having my hair done. It was a nice change. I felt relaxed and happy there with him. We spent Rosh Hashana (Jewish New Year) there. He knew I was sad about not being home with my family so he made it so special for me! He made me matzo ball soup and got me apples and honey and had a beautiful dinner made for us. I brought a kiddish cup and prayer books from home and we had a wonderful New Years dinner together. It was really special to me that I cared so much about making the holiday perfect for me. He honestly treated me like a princess for the entire week. I didn't have to lift a finger. I was also really good to him. I didn't take advantage of him for one second. I was grateful and appreciative of everything he was doing. I feel very lucky.
I was a bit worried that maybe we wouldn't get along or we would find stuff out about each other that was annoying or irritating but none of that happened! The week could not have been any more perfect! I am so happy!!!
I will try to update once in a while... not every detail but some stuff :)
I can't thank everyone enough for the love and support and nice emails etc. You guys are all amazing and I am grateful for every person that has been following and supporting me through this!!!