Departure! The countdown is on...

August 12, 2009

Chao Amigos!

I am now home from Ecuador, and happy to be back with my family in Canada although I do miss all the wonderful people I met while I was away.

On my last night with my host family they held a huge surprise party for me with an enormous meal, a cake and they even presented me with a plaque thanking me for coming and sharing my friendship with their family. I had a few thank you gifts for them as well. It was a wonderful night spent with the people that mean the most to me in Ecuador, my second family. They have assured me over and over again that if I ever come back to visit, I will always have a home in Ecuador.

And now it is time to thank everyone in Canada who supported me on this trip. A final thanks to all of my donors, my family and my friends who have kept in touch, read my blogs and followed me on this journey. I cannot tell you all how much it meant to read comments on here or to hear from my family that others had been reading my blog and loved seeing the pictures and hearing the stories I told.

Both Ecuador and its people are beautiful, I absolutely feel in love with this country during my three month stay and even though Canada is my home, a piece of my heart will always be attached to the mountains at the center of the world.

God Bless you all <3



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