These girls are the kind of girls I want in my pack. They are loyal, joyful, faithful, present, encouraging, good listeners, willing, able, loads of fun, and very good at laughing. :)
The last night in Navotas, I was showing them some of my pictures from Haiti. (Two of the girls are nurses waiting to take boards.) I showed them the picture of my big-headed baby and Krissa, very nonchalantly, says, "Oh yeah, that's hydrocephalus." They have a good grasp of a lot of medical needs that I am only just learning about.
Sometimes I catch a whiff of the Navotas smell here in the States. Not very often at all, mind you. Its so bad! But when I do, I almost love it. It reminds me of a place that I want to be.
When I go to Navotas, I feel like I have to sacrifice most of my comforts-- hot shower, nice bed, quiet rooms and conversations, driving my car, etc. It only took me one day or so to get used to bucket showers, sleeping on mats in the heat with the sound of traffic all night, and riding fuming motos.
Good friends check each other for lice. :) And lots of other things.
All these girls have amazing voices. I wish they could record an album so that I could hear their voices daily from home.