Monday, March 22, 2010

Thursday and Week in Review- Miami

I bear the sad burden of reporting the official end of Hillel asb ’10’s stay at ‘Goo Pah’ (Gould’s Park). However, as with all negatives remain the positives; experiences and indelible memories that will stay with us for years to come. In short today kicked. Majorly. From our intense game of G-H-O-S-T on the bus ride in to our heartfelt goodbyes at days end, we soaked in the literal and metaphorical light of success. Lets fill in the details. We disembarked off the bus, walked into the gym to find the waiting arms of our boy Junior, who was equally as happy to see us as we were to see him. After reiterating his love for UMD, the ‘terps and their high-percentage chance in the tourney, we grabbed our brushes, canvases, neon-colored paints and hurried outside to commence the days work activity.

Back to the fun! We picked up our kids and headed out for the second round of starfish field day. The kids competed in different forms of track events and had the privilege to watch the fastest 3rd grader we’ve ever witnessed. Then we got serious, it was dodgeball time. We ran with ferocity towards the court with the famous mantra echoing through our heads: “if you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball” Well, maybe just me, and Felder, but for real it was game time. Maybe Taahhmmmy from Bahhhstonnnn did… after he gave his usual intro he requested that we put a rock hard soccer ball into play. What a typical Sox fan. But in the end, as always, everyone had a great time.

The day ended with our bittersweet goodbyes, pictures, smiles and even a few tears. We all walked a little higher today, each of understanding the impact of our work the importance of our presence, knowing full well that we had effectively made a difference in each of our kids’ lives

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