Hey everyone! This trip has been incredible so far. It’s sad to think we only have one day left. Throughout the trip we have been asked to focus on one thing throughout the day, and humility has really hit me while reflecting. It has astounded me at the openness and humility of the people affected by hurricane Sandy. It has been life changing having the privilege to help these people. I miss you all..ttfn ;)
Mason “The Beast from the East” Grimshaw
Hi everybody! How’s it going? Good! This week has been incredible, well, almost. The poison didn’t kill Father, but only made him throw up a bunch. I’ve been breaking every other thing I’ve touched. I broke a crowbar, a grass seed bag, our little plastic baseball (it was a great swing that SHOULD’VE been a home run), a fence that I fell through, and my cot that was really Anthony’s fault. Our best jobs have been the deck demolition jobs that we’ve been able to get and redoing Don’s backyard. I love to hit things with hammers and pointy tools. I miss my family though. Love you mom, dad, Grady, Scar and Vi. Hope you read this. See you Wednesday!
Hi from New Jersey! First of all, Happy Birthday Mairin!!! Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers and we are sorry that we didn’t get a message out to you yesterday. We’ve had pretty limited blogging time and internet access. There is so much to tell you all about...our days have been full. The damage of the hurricane is still very evident in many places, even after 6 months. In the short time we have been here we have developed some special relationships and we have many stories to share. You all would love it here, the people have been so welcoming and the food has been incredible. Moira learned to play pitch and touched the ocean for the first time yesterday...very cold but breathtakingly beautiful!! We are missing you all so much and can’t wait to hear about all that has been going on there (also we heard Notre Dame women lost...dang.) Ciara, Aislinn,Mairin and Declan we heard you might not have school tomorrow...you lucky dogs! Dan, hope you are doing OK without lattes...has Ciara figured out the machine yet?! Brendan, Liam and Caitlin, we mis
s hearing from you guys and we need to have a long family skype session upon our return home! (By the way our plane gets in, 8:30 pm Wednesday) Anyway, we love you all so much!!!
Love and God Bless you, Mom and Moira