Thursday, March 14, 2013

Spirit and enthusiasm for learning

The morning began with our usual breakfast along with some additional cups of coffee. We all spoke of being extra tired in the mornings and think it may be due to the weather which has been quite dreary, at least for us Western people.

Our team split up after breakfast. The hospital team found their little cherubs a little extra tired and needy today, too. Luciana was having some ear issues, Clio went out for some x-rays, and the rest were in need of some extra cuddling.

We all met up for lunch,  Margaret and Rich needed a little extra rest time and Lori was in need of paper for class activities, but we would all meet up for dinner.

The afternoon went wonderful for our seasoned professor, Lori. She is always amazed at the little things the students teach her. Lori was also able to film Richard and Margaret's class experiment. Margaret and Richard love the students’ spirit and enthusiasm for learning and how polite they all are. Their day went great and the science experiment was a hit!

The afternoon at the hospital was full of cuddles and lots of walking and soothing. The hardest part of the day is when we leave and the children cry. It breaks all of our hearts! September may just sneak back and stay the night!

Dinner was with Mihaela, Dan, and Delia who treated us to an authentic Romanian meal of sarmele, a type of cabbage roll. Mihaela's mother prepared our special meal. What a special treat to be welcomed into their home. We are all so very grateful for their hospitality.

Entry submitted by: Laura

Message of the Day - Richard: “If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in bed with a mosquito.” - Betty Reese

Thought for the evening - Laura: “All great change in America begins at the dinner table.”  - Abraham Lincoln