It’s got to be that time of year for ACE. We are in our normal drought period, temperatures are well above the normally humid eighty-four degrees to the mid-nineties, and we all are walking around with very curly and frizzy hair.
Our entire ACE staff smiles as we pass each other and sit silently in the briefings, just enjoying the moments of A/C and quiet. But when it’s “Show Time” (as we call it), I am always delighted to see our Interns, our Senior Staff and Americans jump into gear with all the energy and excitement one can imagine as the bus pulls into the hotel with another group of enthusiastic, eager volunteers! It’s ACE summer!
Allen bought me a Fitbit to keep up with my steps. I’m well over 10k each day. I was so excited until Katie noticed that her Fitbit clicks off miles when she drives on the pothole roads, so maybe it’s a little slanted. Lately, I fall into bed, only to find myself thinking about the entire day, all the projects and conversations. My Fitbit says I’m supposed to sleep at least seven hours a night. I have to admit, I’m falling short each night. I suppose I’m just too tired to sleep…
But, really, it’s a good tired. It means work is getting done and progress is being made. We are enjoying every moment with our teams, and we are so very grateful for all of you! I don’t think we are ready for this summer to be over. We call it the “good bye look”…. but not quite yet.Tags: ACE, community outreach, Jamaica, mission trip, missions, outreach, summer