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I can't imagine leaving these kids and going back to Minnesota. We haven't even spent half of the time scheduled yet with them and I am in love, head over heals, crazy in love with these kids. Everything about them is so beautiful. I could name thousands of reasons why, but I will just go into 1. They have nothing to play with, nothing to read, no shoes, nothing, and they have more fun then any kids I have ever seen play in the U.S. You can't go into a restaurant in the U.S. without seeing a family sitting at the table while each kid is playing with their OWN gameboy. They aren't even coloring on their paper place mats. These kids come to MaAfrika everyday for a reason, and it clearly isn't because of the wealth of toys and games. I have seen these kids dance for literally hours doing the same dance over and over and over again, and LOVING it. These kids have amazed me in so many ways, and I still have so much more time with them. I have learned so much already, and I can't comprehend how lucky I am to have met them. Leaving them will be the hardest thing I will have to do in a very long time.
1.) Teaching the little kids at MaAfrika dances, as well as having them teaching us their dance
2.) Having our cab stall in the middle of the highway and no cops stopping for us.
3.) Courtney's photos.
4.) Getting on the wrong train, resulting in a 55 minute walk home.
5.) Derek busting a move on new years.
6.) Pulling weeds and painting in the HOT HOT heat at MaAfrika.
7.) Pizza and wine night that turned into a talking circle.
8.) Visiting Mandela Park.
9.) Touring the clinic in Delft.
10.) Having the kids constantly put smiles on our faces.
By: Emily Holland, Chelsea Skwiera, Christina Rosemeyer, Megan Lobner, and Aurora Zosel