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Love Always

Memories

on November 30, 2014

Man alive! This month flew by! I can’t believe December 1 is tomorrow!! Happy belated Thanksgiving to everyone! Hope y’all had a lovely time with your loved ones πŸ™‚ Mine was good, thanks for asking. Haha. But really, it was fun. It was 2 Americans, a Chilean, 2 Nigerians, 3 Germans, a Dominican, and a Brit celebrating Thanksgiving. All in all, a lovely time.

This month has been filled with new experiences and fun adventures! I went on 2 different retreats, traveled to different parts of the country, went snorkeling for the first time, and met some new people. It’s been my busiest month here so far for sure, but I enjoyed it!

So when I was thinking about this month’s blog, I realized I haven’t shared many pictures with y’all…my bad. Sooooo that’s what I shall do! Below are some pictures I’ve taken over the last several months. I didn’t want to bombard y’all with too many pics but it’s was also tough choosing some because there are so many! So here ya go, some photos from my crazy life in the Dominican Republic:

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Dany and me before Festival Presidente

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Saw Prince Royce, Daddy Yankee, and Bruno Mars in concert at Festival Presidente

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Isla Saona-aka paradise

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Love never fails

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A weekend with these crazy nuns...don't worry they say we're crazy too πŸ™‚

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A memorable night with beautiful people

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God's creations are beautiful

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Community πŸ™‚

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She gets me

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Beautiful people

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Two of my little ones πŸ™‚

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Always a fun time with these goofballs

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An international Thanksgiving dinner

Like I said before, I have wayyyy too many photos but I figured I’d share these with y’all.

This first semester has gone by so quickly which is slightly surprising. Sometimes I feel like I just got here but then I realize it’s been 4 months! Ill be here another 3 weeks and then I get to go visit my family for 2 weeks!! I’m beyond excited to see them!! We’re all counting down the days! It’s funny because I have journal entries from when I first got here saying how long it would take for December to get here and now that it’s pretty much here I can’t believe it.

The Sisters tell me the second semester goes by super fast so we’ll see how that goes. I’ve learned so much from the people here that I can’t even put into words. They’ve changed me. This experience thus far has changed me in ways that I didn’t expect it to. I know I’ll be forever grateful for this experience and for the opportunity to work with these people.  I pray that I continue to learn from them throughout the rest of my time here and that I may continue to serve them the best I can.

As we lose ourselves in the service of others, we discover our own lives and our own happiness.

Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Love always,
Gabby

Ps. Yay for the first Sunday of Advent!! I pray that we may all use this time to prepare our hearts for our Saviour’s birth.

For a child is born to us, a son is given to us; upon his shoulder dominion rests. They name him Wonder-Counselor, God-Hero, Father-Forever, Prince of Peace. His dominion is vast and forever peaceful

Isaiah 9:5-6

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4 responses to “Memories

  1. Lilia Mejia says:

    I was looking forward for this month news. My amor we can’t wait till you get here!!!!! We are super exited to see you
    Your best friend and secret admired Lol

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  2. Oh love I was just thinking about you and realized I hadn’t checked in to see how things were on your side. Excited you get to be home with your family. Love you hermana and Merry Christmas 😇

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