Another Whistler weekend ♥

Last weekend, a couple of my friends and I headed up to Whistler for some sun and relaxation. (Seems like Whistler is becoming an annual thing.) Managed to snap a few photos as per usual. Saw a little bit of the cheese rolling fest and got a good laugh out of it. Oh silly people, running after cheese. And of course, there was Crankworx! Seems like everytime I make a trip up here.. it never fails to remind me how blessed we Vancouverites are to live so close to such beautiful surroundings, and we're able to call this home. Anyways, here's a recap in photos :)

From the pages of my personal journal..

‎"Sometimes.. I think we’re really oblivious to the good things in life. How good we’ve got it here. How much we take things for granted. I find these kids showing me everyday, to just find the simplicities of life, and be truly happy with it. Despite the state or circumstances they’re in.. they continue to find that crack of light in the darkness. And most of the ones I’ve met have found it. " - Taken from a journal entry during my trip.

Children of the Light ♥

"The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you." I truly believe that. As long as you have the desire and determination to learn, you will.

As I stepped into the classrooms for the first time, I am greeted with "Good morning Ma'am." The students then wait for you to speak before they begin anything else or sit for that matter. I then think back to my elementary and high school days. When were kids ever this obedient? Granted there are the good ones.. but these young kids are just something else.

We visited two schools on our trip to India. One being our Living Hope School, and spent a couple of days with each school. These children continue to amaze me. Their warm welcomes and genuine smiles are just the cherry on top. They have no idea how much they inspire me, and touch my heart in every way possible. They’re so appreciative of the little things in life, and have such drive and dedication to learning. Kind of makes me wish I was more disciplined and driven back in my school days. I also got the special opportunity of meeting my sponsor child from the school. She's such a tough and smart cookie! And I miss her already. That was a really special and precious moment for me.

Seeing how God is working with the children has been such a blessing. It brings me such joy to see them, and spend time with them. Perhaps you'll see what I mean through these photos. I'll be sharing more photos from their homes in the villages in the next post!


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