From Abbey Myers:
As we are about to touch down in Houston, Texas and begin a 'USA' chant, it is safe to assume that everyone is happy to be back in the states and on their way home to the lives we are used to. We are all excited to take a hot shower, flush a toilet, send a text, and sleep without earplugs. Along with all this happiness to be home though, there is also some sadness. I feel sad to be home for many different reasons. While in Honduras we were able to form friendships even with a language barrier. Saying goodbye to these friends was extremely hard because we know we will not be seeing them again. It was hard to say our goodbyes to the kids whom we had gotten used to seeing daily and reassuring them that we would be back 'manana'. It is reassuring to know that along with building homes and teaching English we were able to instill a sense of hope for the people of Honduras. By simply being there, we were able to tell them that we care and want to help them have more opportunities and a chance to do something different. Going into this trip I did not know that one of my missions would be to spread hope for opportunities and change for the better. I also did not expect to leave this trip with the impact that it has had on my life. Trying to tell people about our time in Honduras will not give what we experienced justice. Most of our experiences were good while others will be difficult to discuss. We did what we came to do and we know that the rest is in God's hands.