In honor of our several week excursion to Honduras that started yesterday, I’m re-posting some classic past “thoughts and questions” relating to La Providencia and/or my past trips to Honduras:
1) (6/2010 – Drew 7 years old/Kirsten ~ 2 years old) (Quoting an e-mail I received from Becca during one of my trips to La Providencia): “Drew is cracking me up. I soundly tuned into this heavy breathing that I was hearing and it’s Drew doing a “stairs” workout and laps in the house. Of course, Kirsten is following suit. His “pre-stairs” warmup consisted of push-ups and sit ups (he actually did a decent job). He’ s just declared that he has run around the house 30 times and has decided to now do 40 times. I asked him why and he said, “I just wanted to do some exercise b/c I want to get STRONG!” He’s hysterical.
Now imagine Kirsten doing pushups, situps, and stairs (she only fell down twice b/c she was going to too fast).”
2) Drew (2/2010 – 7 years old): To give you a bit more insight into his mind, here is Drew’s e-mail to me when I was in Honduras:
“Dear Dad, I love you soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much. I hope you are having good time in Honduras. I hope we can play football and Kirsten just went potty in the toilet.
3) Drew (5/2010 – 7 years old) (in the middle of a conversation about the Orphan Summit conference I had recently attended): “How do kids get to be orphans if their parents aren’t dead?
Phil: “Well, there mommies and daddies could give them away because they can’t or don’t want to take care of them. Or the court could say that the parents have to give away their kid because they are not able to be good mommies and daddies. There are a couple different ways.”
Drew: “You’d never give us away, would you?”
Phil: “Of course not, Drew. We’d never do that.”
Drew (chuckling): “Yeah, that would be weird. Because then I’d be in Honduras at the orphanage and you’d come down to work and see me. And I’d be like, ‘Hey Dad!’ That would be funny.” (laughing)