Thank You Honduras

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Touching down in this foreign country, I was ready to help you

You were the one who needed new clothes and toys,
You were the one who needed a new house, one that wasn’t built with mud and sticks.
You were the one who needed a tooth brush, for the few teeth you had left,
You were the one who needed pity, raising four boys in a hut.
You were the village that needed running water and electricity,
You were the one who needed help.

I came to your country thinking I would be some sort of hero,
I would help you so you could live a happy life.

As the days progressed I began to realize the roles were reversing.

I came to your country and now you are the hero,
You would help me see what a truly happy life is.

I was the one who needed my eyes to be opened,
I was the one who needed to see how strong ones faith can be when it is the only thing that you have.
I was the one who needed to tear down a mud hut and rebuild a cinder block room to be thankful for my home.
I was the one who needed to spend days with orphans to realize how blessed I am to have two parents who love me.
I was the one who needed help.

Thank you.

I will always be grateful for you showing me through your simple daily life what it means to truly live.
It does not take much to live a joy filled life,
And you have shown me what it is I truly need.