Sunday, July 4, 2010

Dreams do come true!

Flying in to San Jose I look down and see the lush green hillsides dotted with red rooftops. I am overcome with emotion to be back in this country - one of my favorite places in the world. The tears come easily.

A year ago, when I was first diagnosed with cancer, I wondered if I would ever have the chance to go back to Costa Rica. I wondered if I would ever see the friends I have come to love and the children I have watched grow up over the years. I am so grateful that God has given me this opportunity!

I am met at the airport by some of my sweet friends, Antonio, Lapiz, and Roberto. They shower me with flowers, cameras are flashing, I feel like a movie star!

Today I wake up to the sound of birds singing, the sound of dogs barking, the smell of coffee roasting, and the the sounds of the street. I immediately open the windows and doors and welcome the cool morning breezes. I spend the day watching soccer, riding buses, worshiping in Spanish, and eating with friends. After a full day, I drop in bed exhausted and fall asleep to the incredible sound of heavy rain on a tin roof. 

Lord, I'm at a loss for words to thank you for this trip, for what it represents to me - I am alive. I am still alive. Thanks to you.

Antonio, Lapiz, Movie Star, Roberto


  1. Beautiful post! Glad you are in Costa Rica - love you :)!!

  2. This makes me so happy! Love you!

  3. I'm so happy, what a touching post! I am so happy your alive too and that your in Costa Rica listening to rain on a tin roof!!! Happy Happy Happy!!!