How can I even start to describe the last week and coming back to New York. I don't even know where to begin. All I can say is that my heart is completely ripped out of me and it has been a LOT harder to be back this time. I think I really deepened friendships with the kids this time around and so it made it much harder for me. I didn't even hardly remember being on the airplane home, I was completely in another world.
Over my final weekend, the volunteers and kids threw me a surprise going away party (including strange animal costumes) and it was incredibly special!
I was totally surprised too!