This past weekend I was able to spend the night more than two nights at my home in Springfield, IL for the first time since Christmas Break last year. Needless to say, I was incredibly excited to go home and spend time with my family. I decided to go home so I could attend the Amigos En Cristo Banquet. Amigos en Cristo is the non-profit organization that my dad helped start in 2007. The organization is a huge part of my family and is a passion of mine that I share with my dad. The banquet is one of the main ways the organization raises its support. My parents and others put a lot effort into planning and organizing such a large event. The field directors from Juarez, Mexico, came to the event and they brought four students from the program as well. The students performed some traditional Mexican dances that everyone really enjoyed. The event turned out to be a success with over 200 people attending.
Springfield had perfect weather while I was home. It was in the upper 60s and sunny. I spent a lot of time enjoying the outdoors on the bike trail. I was able to see a lot of good family friends while home, and I have definitely missed these people. We played Balderdash for hours together and enjoyed some great food at dinner together. I also watched TV for the first time in months while at home. We watched the OSU football game and watched the Cardinals play in the World Series.
I enjoyed the relaxation and felt refreshed after spending time with great friends and family. It always feels good to go home, but I’m glad to be back at Hope. I’m trying to enjoy what little time I have left as much as possible!
Have an awesome week!